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Cancer is the Leading Cause of Death Following Heart Disease

Photo captured from the seer.cancer.gov website

England’s King Charles III was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, and his son, Prince William is currently filling King Charle’s spot. King Charles III is well in his 70s and too much in need of medical care to be fulfilling his role as King.

Cancer is the second-highest death rate in the U.S. following heart disease, according to Seer.cancer.gov, Breast, lung, bronchus, prostate, and colorectal cancers account for almost 50% of all new cancer cases in the United States. Lung and bronchus, colorectal, pancreatic, and breast cancers are responsible for nearly 50% of all deaths.

In 2020, the latest year for which incidence data are available, 1,603,844 new cases of cancer were reported, and 602,347 people died of cancer in the United States. For every 100,000 people, 403 new cancer cases were reported, and 144 people died of cancer. New breast cancer cases were recorded at the top of the statistics for every 100,000 for 119.2 women, according to the gis.cdc.gov statistics.

In 2023, roughly 2.0 million people were diagnosed with cancer in the United States. An estimated 297,790 women and 2,800 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, which makes it the most common cancer diagnosis. Prostate cancer is the leading cancer diagnosis among men and the second most common diagnosis overall with 288,300 expected cases. Lung and bronchus cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis with an estimated 238,340 new cases.

CDC suggests looking at these statistics with an understanding that they were collected during the pandemic and reported that it might seem less concerning due to the epidemic globally.

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