Unlike many types of cancers, the number of new cases of liver cancer, specifically hepatocellular carcinoma—the most common type of liver cancer—is increasing in the US. Read about the pressures, including the unmet needs, of caregivers of those affected by liver cancer.
Myeloproliferative neoplasms, better known as MPNs, are rare and chronic type of blood cancers that develop when the body makes too many red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. MPNs are a type of blood cancer that gets worse with time, and because they are chronic, they can last for many years.
It’s quite common for patients with cancer to form strong bonds with their oncologists. But it’s not often that patients form connections with researchers, the very scientists who develop cancer therapies that help patients, especially patients facing cancer.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 224,390 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2016, and more than 158,000 patients will die from this disease. Smoking is the major risk factor for lung cancer–80% of lung cancer deaths are related to smoking.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 10,380 children under age 15 and about 5,000 teens aged 15 to 19 will be diagnosed with cancer this year in the United States. The rate of children surviving cancer for 5 years or more is growing thanks to improved treatment, but so is the rate of children and teens who are diagnosed with cancer.
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women. Approximately 224,390 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in 2016. Lung cancer kills more Americans each year than any other cancer.
Kidney cancers are among the 10 most common cancers in men and women in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, about 62,700 new cases of kidney cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2016, and 14,240 people will die from the disease.