- Cancer is projected to become the leading cause of death worldwide in the year 2010.
- This year alone, nearly 8 million people will die of cancer worldwide. Deaths due to cancer out number those caused by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
- Millions more will suffer in isolation, victims not only of the disease but of social stigma—hiding their diagnosis, isolated by their communities, pushed out of family and social circles, reluctant to seek treatment and facing a lonely and painful fight for their lives.
- Sixty percent of all cancer is preventable. One-third can be cured if detected early and treated adequately.
- By 2030, there could be 27 million incident cases of cancer, 17 million cancer deaths annually and 75 million persons alive with cancer within five years of diagnosis.
- The burden of cancer doubled globally between 1975 and 2000. It is estimated that it will double again by 2020 and nearly triple by 2030.
NJ Cancer Mortality Statistics
CDC Cancer NJ Facts
US Cancer Statistics 2007
US Cancer Cases & Deaths 2007
Est. US Cancer Deaths by State 2007
Est. New US Cancer Cases by State 2007