Cancer caregivers can be partners, family members, or close friends who become the lifeline of the patient with cancer.1 A 2020 report by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP Family Caregiving states that more than 1 in 5 Americans are caregivers and have provided care to an adult or child in the past 12 months.2 How much do you know about cancer caregivers?
Neuroblastoma is a very rare type of cancerous tumor that develops from nerve cells in the fetus called neuroblasts.1,2 The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 800 new cases of neuroblastoma will be diagnosed in the United States each year, accounting for approximately 6% of all cancers in children.1 How much do you know about neuroblastoma?
June 7, 2020, marks the 33rd annual National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration of Life. This is a day set aside each year to recognize cancer survivors, to raise awareness of the challenges they face, and to celebrate life. Although extended survivorship used to be a rare occurrence in patients with cancer, the implementation of more effective treatment strategies and better detection and screening methods has increased the odds that individuals will live longer after diagnosis. How much do you know about cancer survivorship?
Thymoma and thymic carcinomas are rare cancers affecting the thymus, a small organ located behind the breastbone in the front part of the chest.1,2 Although the exact number is not known, the American Cancer Society estimates that less than 1 person per 1.5 million people in the United States is diagnosed with these malignancies annually (approximately 400 cases per year).1 How much do you know about thymus cancers?
Adrenocortical carcinoma, also known as adrenal cancer, is a very rare and aggressive cancer that originates in the cortex (outer layer) of the adrenal gland.1 According to the American Cancer Society, adrenocortical carcinoma is so rare that the number of people diagnosed with the disease in the United States is unknown but is estimated to be approximately 200 individuals per year.2 How much do you know about adrenal cancer?
Chronic myeloid leukemia, also known as chronic myelogenous leukemia, is a malignancy that originates in blood-forming cells (called myeloid cells) found in bone marrow.1 According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 8990 individuals (5250 men and 3740 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in 2019, and approximately 1140 individuals (660 men and 480 women) will die from the disease in the same year.1 How much do you know about chronic myeloid leukemia?
Esophageal cancer is a malignancy that can occur anywhere along the esophagus.1 According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 17,650 individuals in the United States will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2019, and approximately 16,080 individuals will die from this disease in the same year.2 How much do you know about esophageal cancer?
Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that occurs when pigment-producing cells called melanocytes mutate and become cancerous.1 According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 96,480 individuals in the United States will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2019, and approximately 7230 individuals will die from the disease in the same year.1 How much do you know about melanoma?
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