Website Links

General Website Links

 

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org
 

American Society of Clinical Oncology
www.cancer.net - an excellent source of information for a variety of cancers
 

American Society of Hematology
www.hematology.org
www.bloodthevitalconnection.org
 

Breast Cancer - Additional Web Links 
 

Cancer Survivorship Resources
American Society of Clinical Oncology
www.oncolink.com
 

CancerCare
www.cancercare.org
 

F*ck Cancer


Lung Cancer - Additional Web Links
 

Medical Oncology & Hematology Associates
www.cancercenterofiowa.com
 

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
www.nccn.org
 

National Institutes of Health Clinical Trials
www.clinicaltrials.gov
 

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
www.komen.org
 

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
 

The Wellness Community
www.thewellnesscommunity.org
 

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Breast Cancer Links

Breast Cancer Facts

  • One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
  • Each year it is estimated that over 252,710 women in the United States  will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 460 will die each year.
  • On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today. 

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Lung Cancer Links

Lung Cancer Facts

  1. 1 in 15 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime—1 in 14 men and 1 in 17 women.
  2. 234,030 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018.
  3. 641 people will be diagnosed each day.
  4. 27 people will be diagnosed each hour.
  5. Every 2 ½ minutes someone in the U.S. is told that he or she has lung cancer.
  6. The median age at diagnosis is 70 and 69% of lung cancer diagnoses are in people 65 or older.
  7. Every 5 minutes, a women in the U.S. is told that she has lung cancer.
  8. Only 16% of people will be diagnosed in the earliest stage, when the disease is most treatable.
  9. Over the last 39 years, the rate of new lung cancer cases has fallen 32% among men while increasing 94% among women. Since the peak rate for men in 1984, the rate of new cases for men has dropped 41%. Since the  peak rate of new cases for women in 1998, the rate of new cases for  women has fallen 10%.
  10. There were 130,659 lung cancer deaths due to smoking each year from 2005-2009 and 7,330 from secondhand smoke exposure in 2006.6
  11. Radon causes about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year, making it the second leading cause of lung cancer death.
  12. The relative risk from smoking has increased over time, despite a  decrease in smoking prevalence and the average number of cigarettes  consumed per smoker. It has increased by close to tenfold for women, compared to more than doubling for men, meaning women and men are now equally likely to die from a smoking-related disease.

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