• I read a statistic that says 4,828 people are diagnosed with cancer every day.

    Asked by Leukemia_WN on Thursday, May 16, 2019

    I read a statistic that says 4,828 people are diagnosed with cancer every day.

    I find it amazing that even with all of the advances being made in the treatment of cancer that the number of new cases is not dropping but rather increasing.

    Some say that the reason the number of new cases is increasing is because of the newer and better detection methods and more screening going on, which is a good thing.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      And, a lot of us are living longer and longer. I have watched the number of people who are treated at my clinic grow by leaps and bounds. I told the chemo nurse that it is partly my fault that they are so busy. Used to be, people with a diagnosis like mine (stage IV lung cancer) passed away within a few months, making room for the next person diagnosed.

      Thanks to the incredible research that's going on, lots of us way outlive our prognosis so we're still getting treatment at the same time as all of the newly diagnosed are also needing a chair. Pretty nice problem to have, at least for those of us who are way outliving our prognosis.

      My clinic/hospital is building a huge new facility to make room for all of the new (and old) cancer patients. It is still in the planning stages, but it is going to be incredible!

      4 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I agree with both suppositions, plus that the population has been increasing.

      4 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      All of your points on this are correct. There are a number of reasons that the number of diagnoses is increasing, most of them are positive things.

      4 months ago

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