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Understanding Cancer

How often do people get cancer?

Do you know anyone who passed away from cancer?

If you count through your family, relatives, friends, and maybe your favorite actors, athletes or entrepreneurs, you might even know more than a dozen.


Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with more than 10 million people dying of cancer every year.¹
This is larger than the entire population of New York City (8.5 million).


The most common type of cancer is breast cancer, followed by lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer and skin cancer. Lung cancer is responsible for the most deaths.²

While the death rate from cancer has been decreasing with the advancements in medical technology, the incidence rate is steadily increasing.

¹ ² Cancer statistics by WHO
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Understanding Cancer
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