Review: The War on Cancer

To illustrate how important the "War On Cancer" is in this country, some sobering facts about cancer are provided in The War On Cancer:

  • More than 1.2 million Americans develop cancer each year.
  • Since 1990, nearly 15 million new cancer cases have been diagnosed in the U.S.
  • Cancer is the second leading cause of death after heart disease in the United States, but it is the major cause of death in women between the ages of 35 and 74. One in two men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer at some time during his lifetime.
  • Cancer is the chief cause of death in children between the ages of 1 and 14.
  • Cancer-related costs account for about 10 percent of the total amount of money spent on disease treatment in the United States.