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CANCER AWARENESS & PREVENTION More Back issues See E-Edition

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The fight against cancer touches all of us, either personally or through our loved ones. In 2023, an estimated 609,820 people will die of cancer in the United States. Lung, prostate, colorectal, stomach and liver cancer are the most common types of cancer in men, while breast, colorectal, lung, cervical and thyroid cancer are the most common among women.

The cancer burden continues to grow globally, exerting tremendous physical, emotional and financial strain on individuals, families, communities and health systems. In countries like the United States, where health systems are strong, survival rates of many types of cancers continue to improve thanks to accessible early detection, quality treatment and survivorship care.

In this special section, we feature a collection of articles provided by some of the leading authorities on the disease. These articles provide news of recent statistics, breakthroughs and learnings, and some philosophies on the ever-important issue of screenings and prevention.