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Here’s one way to size up the potential of cancer prevention: Of the estimated 1.7 million new cancer cases expected to be diagnosed in 2019, the number of people who could fend it off can fill nearly nine Super Bowl stadiums.
That’s 680,000 cases, which represents the more than 40% of all cancers that stem from preventable causes such as smoking and physical inactivity. As we enter February, which is National Cancer Prevention Month, we should let this fact guide us and our loved ones.
We’re making progress toward that fortunate 40%. In 2019, an estimated 1,660 Americans are expected to die from cancer every day, but for those diagnosed today, the five-year survival rate is 40% higher than it was 40 years ago – 69% compared with 49%, according to a 2019 report by the American Cancer Society. This translated to more than 2.6 million fewer cancer deaths from 1991 to 2016 (nearly the population of Chicago).
If more than 40% of all newly diagnosed cancers in the U.S. can be sidelined, the prognosis is especially encouraging for the four cancers we specialize in detecting and treating at The Urology Group. Here’s the best defense for each:
This month, let’s do our best to reduce the number of people populating the cancer statistics. Prevention is within your reach. You can learn more about the cancers we treat, as well as prevention, here.
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