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Monday, July 22, 2013

Cancer Statistics

The CDC just reported that only ½ to 1% of metastatic cancer patients live longer than 5 years. Another published article in Current Cancer Research stated that chemotherapy is now credited with remissions in only 7% of cancer cases.

A macronutrient-dense plant-based diet in combination with an alternative treatment protocol can help to change the underlying causes of cancer, and thus help the patient's "host defense mechanisms" better fight off the cancer cells. Comprehensive cancer treatment should always include an aggressive nutritional component as part of the overall therapy.

The Truth About Cancer
Cancer - You have read about it - You hear about it -You see it on TV - But there is one thing you are never told - the truth.

You were probably not told the truth about the incidence of cancer. It is growing by leaps and bounds. In 1960 1 out of 4 people had cancer. Today it is 1 out of 3. Soon it will be 1 out of 2. In just the last 30 years the incidence of cancer has gone up a shocking 40%. This year, well over 1,250,000 Americans will get cancer. And all of this while Americans are spending mega billions of dollars on cancer treatment and research.

You were probably not told the truth about cancer death. Death from cancer is on a rapid rise. It will overtake heart disease as America's # 1 killer in the next 2-3 years. This year, over 650,000 Americans will die with cancer in spite of the best therapy that conventional medicine has to offer.

You were probably not told the truth about what causes cancer. Usually it is caused by toxic chemicals, not only by tobacco, but primarily industrial chemicals, pollutants, & radioactive substances in our food, water, air, homes, & workplace. Recently, the FDA found significant traces of 60-80 pesticides in the average American food shopping basket. Incredibly, the government did nothing.

You were probably not told the truth about cancer prevention. We can lower our risk of cancer by eliminating carcinogens from our food, water, air, homes, and workplace. There is valid scientific evidence that we can now significantly lower the risk of cancer by purging the body of all toxins then go on a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

You were probably not told the truth about conventional cancer therapy. For decades, the cancer establishment has foolishly relied on the crude and primitive treatments of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy as their only weapons. These therapies are generally very dangerous, toxic, and inefficient, but highly profitable for the conventional medical field. Many knowledgeable doctors say that radiation & chemotherapy is murder.

They never tell you that Europe, China, and other countries are far ahead of the U.S. in the prevention and cure of cancer. Those therapies that are successful in other countries are not allowed in the U.S. So much for physicians trying to heal you and the FDA protecting you.

You were probably not told that radiation & chemotherapy is a brew of deadly poisons. Like surgery & radiation, the goal of chemotherapy is to purge the body of cancer by destroying cancer cells. Because the cancer cells divide more rapidly than normal cells, chemotherapeutic agents target rapidly dividing cells.

You may not have been told other cells, such as those in the hair follicles, intestinal lining, & bone marrow, are also seriously affected. It destroys the hair follicles and fast-growing epithelial cells lining the digestive tract. This is why chemotherapy usually results in hair loss & gastrointestinal illness. The truth is, we are not winning the war against cancer.

Over the last 38 years chemotherapy has been unsuccessful in most cases to treat Cancer. Chemo is still not approved by the FDA and continues to be in field trials. There is only one way to successfully treat Cancer and degenerative diseases and that is through the use of a whole body approach. You cannot drug a body into health. 

You must nourish the body, mind and soul. Cancer is a systemic disorder, which means it is in the whole body. It simply manifests itself in a particular organ or site. This is typically one's genetically weak link. This is why you cannot cut an organ out. 96% of all cancer survivors of chemotherapy have a relapse after 5 years. Cancer is an anaerobic organism (without oxygen), which thrives in acidic, low oxygen, dark, moist environment. Cancer feeds on glucose and secretes lactic acid as a by-product. The liver then converts this lactic acid back into glucose, so you end up with a viscous cycle of the cancer feeding itself and wasting away your body.  

In order to stop Cancer growth you must change the body to an alkaline state, provide high levels of oxygen to the tissues and cut off the supply of glucose to the tumor -- these are just a few of many techniques.

If you doubt what you're reading or hearing about cancer and the medical industry, then, here are some of the statistics about cancer -- and, numbers never lie.

U.S. Statistics

Here is a summary of the key statistics concerning cancer in the United States. Below this section are the global statistics.
  • In 2015, an estimated 1,658,370 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 589,430 people will die from the disease.
  • The most common cancers in 2015 are projected to be breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, bladder cancer, melanoma of the skin, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, thyroid cancer, kidney and renal pelvis cancer, endometrial cancer, leukemia, and pancreatic cancer.
  • The number of new cases of cancer (cancer incidence) is 454.8 per 100,000 men and women per year (based on 2008-2012 cases).
  • The number of cancer deaths (cancer mortality) is 171.2 per 100,000 men and women per year (based on 2008-2012 deaths).
  • Cancer mortality is higher among men than women (207.9 per 100,000 men and 145.4 per 100,000 women). It is highest in African American men (261.5 per 100,000) and lowest in Asian/Pacific Islander women (91.2 per 100,000). (Based on 2008-2012 deaths.)
  • The number of people living beyond a cancer diagnosis reached nearly 14.5 million in 2014 and is expected to rise to almost 19 million by 2024.
  • Approximately 39.6 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes (based on 2010-2012 data).
  • In 2014, an estimated 15,780 children and adolescents ages 0 to 19 were diagnosed with cancer and 1,960 died of the disease.
  • National expenditures for cancer care in the United States totaled nearly $125 billion in 2010 and could reach $156 billion in 2020.
The 10 Most Common Cancers in the U.S.
Here is a list of the 10 most common cancers in the United States, based on the American Cancer Society Facts & Figures annual report for 2012.

1. Skin cancer
Skin cancer is divided into the non-melanoma and melanoma categories. Non-melanoma (basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer) is the more common form with over 2,000,000 cases expected to be diagnosed in the country in 2012. Most of these forms of cancer are curable. Melanoma, on the other hand, is the more serious type of skin cancer. It affects approximately five percent of people diagnosed with skin cancer, but is attributed to over 75 percent of all skin cancer deaths. In 2012, 76,250 new cases of melanoma were expected to be diagnosed.

2. Lung cancer
During 2012, 226,160 new cases of lung cancer were expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. Lung cancer accounts for about 28 percent of all cancer deaths. An estimated 160,340 deaths were expected to occur from lung cancer in 2012. The 5-year survival rate for all stages of lung cancer combined is just 16 percent. However, for cases detected when the disease is still localized, that number is 53 percent. Cigarette smoking is the most important risk factor for lung cancer.

3. Prostate cancer
It's estimated that 1 in 6 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. It's the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men (excluding skin cancer) and the second most common cause of death. Approximately 241,740 new cases were diagnosed in 2012 with an estimated 28,170 men expected to die from the disease in the year. PSA screenings and digital rectal exams (DRE) can help for early detection.

4. Breast cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to occur during 2012 in the U.S. Excluding skin cancer, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women. Breast cancer ranks second as a cause of cancer death in women (after lung cancer).

5. Colorectal cancer
An estimated 103,170 new cases of colon and 40,290 cases of rectal cancer were expected to occur in 2012. Colorectal cancer doesn't discriminate -- it's the third most common cancer in both men and women. Colorectal cancer was expected to account for nine percent of all cancer deaths in 2012.

6. Kidney (renal) cancer
The American Cancer Society estimated 64,770 new cases of kidney (renal) cancer in 2012 with 13,570 deaths from this disease. Tobacco is a strong risk factor for kidney cancer, as well as obesity and hypertension.

7. Bladder cancer
Blood in the urine is a common symptom of urinary bladder cancer. An estimated 73,510 new cases of this cancer were expect in 2012. With all stages of bladder cancer combined, the five-year relative survival rate is 80 percent. Surgery (alone or in conjunction with other treatments) is used in 90 percent of cases.

8. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
As you may know, one of the common symptoms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is swollen lymph nodes. About 30 different kinds of NHL exist. It was estimated that 70,130 new cases of this type of cancer would be diagnosed in 2012.

9. Thyroid cancer
Three out of four cases of thyroid cancer occur in women. Perhaps surprisingly, it is the fastest-increasing cancer in both men and women. A lump in the neck is the most common symptom of thyroid cancer. An estimated 56,460 new cases of thyroid cancer were expected in 2012 in the U.S., as well as 1,780 deaths from the disease.

10. Endometrial cancer
Cancer of the uterine corpus usually occurs in the endometrium (uterus lining). Abnormal bleeding is often an early sign of this type of cancer. In 2012, the American Cancer Society estimated 47,130 new cases of uterine corpus cancer. Treatment can include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and/or hormonal methods, depending on the stage of the cancer.
Other common cancers

Also called exocrine cancer, pancreatic cancer often develops without early symptoms. The survival rates for all stages combined are 25 percent for one year and 6 percent for five years. Approximately 43,920 new cases were expected in 2012 along with an estimated 37,390 deaths. Leukemia is also a fairly common cancer in the U.S. with an estimated 47,150 new cases in 2012.

To learn more about the various types of cancer, causes, symptoms and treatment options, visit cancer.org, cancer.gov and other online cancer websites.

CDC - Statistics for Different Kinds of Cancer

Global Statistics

Number of Cases, Deaths, and Survivors

Statistics at a Glance: The Burden of Cancer Worldwide

  • Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. In 2012, there were 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths worldwide.
  • The number of new cancer cases will rise to 22 million within the next two decades.
  • More than 60 percent of the world’s new cancer cases occur in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America; 70 percent of the world’s cancer deaths also occur in these regions.
  • 32.6 million people were five-year cancer survivors (people who are alive five years after being diagnosed with cancer).
By 2025, 19.3 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed each year.
In less developed regions in 2012—
  • 8 million new cancer cases were diagnosed (57% of the global total).
  • 5.3 million people died from cancer (65% of the global total).
  • 15.6 million people were five-year cancer survivors (48% of the global total).
Stacked bar graph showing the number of cancer cases and deaths in less developed regions and more developed regions in 2012, in millions

Cancer Cases

In 2012, the most common cancers worldwide (for both sexes) were*—
  1. Lung cancer (13% of all cancers diagnosed; 1.8 million people).
  2. Breast cancer (12% of all cancers diagnosed; 1.7 million people).
  3. Colorectal cancer (10% of all cancers diagnosed; 1.4 million people).
  4. Prostate cancer (8% of all cancers diagnosed; 1.1 million people).
  5. Stomach cancer (7% of all cancers diagnosed; 952,000 people).
  6. Liver cancer (6% of all cancers diagnosed; 782,000 people).
  7. Cervical cancer (4% of all cancers diagnosed; 528,000 people).
In 2012, the most commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide (for males and females) were—
  • Among males: Lung, prostate, colorectal, stomach, and liver.
  • Among females: Breast, colorectal, lung, cervical, and stomach.
Pie chart showing the most common cancers worldwide in 2012

Cancer Deaths

An estimated 168.1 million years of healthy life are lost due to cancer every year.
In 2012, the most common causes of cancer death worldwide (for both sexes) were*—
  1. Lung cancer (19% of all cancer deaths; 1.6 million people).
  2. Liver cancer (9% of all cancer deaths; 745,000 people).
  3. Stomach cancer (9% of all cancer deaths; 723,000 people).
  4. Colorectal cancer (9% of all cancer deaths; 694,000 people).
  5. Breast cancer (6% of all cancer deaths; 522,000 people).
  6. Cancer of the esophagus (5% of all cancers diagnosed; 400,000 people).
  7. Pancreas cancer (4% of all cancers diagnosed; 330,000 people).
In 2012, the most common causes of cancer death worldwide (for males and females) were—
  • Among males: Lung, liver, stomach, colorectal, and prostate.
  • Among females: Breast, lung, colorectal, cervical, and stomach.
*Note: Rankings are defined by the total number of cases and deaths and are not age-standardized.
Pie chart showing the most common causes of cancer death worldwide in 2012  
Data source: GLOBOCAN 2012: Estimated Cancer Incidence, Mortality and Prevalence Worldwide in 2012

All Cancers (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer)
Estimated Incidence, Mortality and Prevalence Worldwide in 2012

Estimated numbers (thousands)MenWomenBoth sexes
CasesDeaths5-year prev.CasesDeaths5-year prev.CasesDeaths5-year prev.
 More developed regions3227159285502827128782746054287816823
 Less developed regions4184306267473831226188858014532315632
 WHO Africa region (AFRO)2652054683812508956454561363
 WHO Americas region (PAHO)1454677384314296184115288212957958
 WHO East Mediterranean region (EMRO)2631914612931767335553671194
 WHO Europe region (EURO)19701081479117448524910371519339701
 WHO South-East Asia region (SEARO)81661612379085552041172411713278
 WHO Western Pacific region (WPRO)264218824493190210964464454329788956
 IARC membership (24 countries)3689190091933349157094027038347018595
 United States of America8253242402779293237316046174775
 European Union (EU-28)1430716369312065613464263512767157


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