Noteworthy Numbers

In this month’s issue of The Oncology Pharmacist, we present our coverage from the 2013 annual meetings of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Protecting the skin from the sun should be considered a year-round necessity because our skin is constantly exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays and is thus susceptible to melanoma.
The thyroid gland, though relatively small, plays a large role in the function of the body.
Testicular cancer, or testis cancer, is most often found in young men. With the use of surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy, this type of cancer is highly treatable, and it is often curable.
Although there are several hereditary risk factors related to kidney cancer, there also are lifestyle choices that can increase a person’s risk of the disease.
According to the World Health Organization, one-third of all cancer cases are preventable.1 When individuals choose the right health behaviors and avoid exposure to certain environmental risk factors, prevention becomes the most long-term cost-effective approach for curtailing cancer.2 The following statistics examine policy factors and behavioral prevention strategies.
According to the World Health Organization, one-third of all cancer cases are preventable.1 When individuals choose the right health behaviors and avoid exposure to certain environmental risk factors, prevention becomes the most long-term cost-effective approach for curtailing cancer.2 The following statistics examine policy factors and behavioral prevention strategies.
Billions of dollars are spent each year to fund research as scientists continue to identify the causes of cancer and to develop strategies for prevention, detection, treatments, and cures. The following statistics allow a glimpse into the immense field of cancer research funding.
In 2012, approximately 1.6 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States.1 A family caregiver, or informal caregiver, will become a necessity for many of the newly diagnosed patients. A family caregiver provides emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual support to the patient. This, in turn, can take a toll on a caregiver’s own physical, emotional, and even financial health as well. The following statistics provide a glimpse into the characteristics of these unique care providers.
Nearly 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed in women in the United States is breast cancer.
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