Though most of us know that cancer is not just one disease, we tend to talk about it that way. Most of us hear “the c word” and assume that the disease is going to automatically lead to premature death if it goes untreated, but this is not always the case. Every cancer is different, and that means the outcomes of having the disease are different too.
The National Cancer Institute estimated that in 2016, 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the US and that 595,690 people will die from the disease. That means statistics show that less than one-third of Americans diagnosed with cancer this year will die from it. Though the number of cancer survivors is increasing—much work still lies ahead.
Researchers continue to look for a cure for cancer, but cancer treatment is moving more towards the individual cure rather than a more general cure all. Check out this infographic to learn more about recent advancements in cancer therapy treatment.