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Cancer Society of America
Help CREATE
A WORLD FREE
Of CANCER
DONATE NOW

Your gift is tax-deductible.

Cancer Society of America
Help CREATE
A WORLD FREE
Of CANCER
DONATE NOW

Your gift is tax-deductible.

Cancer Society of America
our mission

To provide relief to those who suffer from cancer, and to support cancer research groups to find cures to save lives.

Some Statistics and Facts about Cancer

Cancer is the second cause of death in the United States. Statistics state that one in four people die from cancer in the US and that the US cancer death rate has increased nearly four times since 1900. A total of 30-35% of all cancer deaths is due to obesity, bad diet, and physical inactivity;1/3 of all cancer deaths could be avoided through prevention! It is estimated that 40% of people of the US will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their life span. A total of 1450 people are diagnosed with some type of cancer in the US everyday. A shocking 90-95% of all cancers are due to environmental factors, and the other 5-10% is due to genetics!

What is Cancer?

Our bodies consist of trillions of cells. Normal cells are constantly reproducing themselves by dividing and multiplying to replace old or damaged cells. Normal cells grow and die and are replaced by new cells in an orderly fashion. When the orderly reproduction of cells get out of control and reproduce themselves in an abnormal fashion, excess cells are formed known as a tumor. In most cases, these tumors are benign and not life-threatening and are not cancer. However, once these cells begin to divide and multiply, they can become cancer cells forming malignant or cancerous tumors.

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Why people
Get Cancer?

The cause of cancer could be due to many factors. Smoking is number one. Obesity, poor nutrition and inactivity in combination are the second leading risk factor for cancer in the US. The good thing to know is that not long ago many cancers that were once fatal, are more curable and treatable than ever before.

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Memorial and
Honor Giving

A memorial or honor gift is a great way to remember a special person or a loved one while at the same time helping others. Thoughtful cancer memorial and honor gifts will have impact toward helping cancer patients and saving lives.

 
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Vitamin D and
Cancer

According to a research, 75% of breast and colon cancer deaths could be prevented if the vitamin D level in the body would be between 40 and 60 ng/ml, and therefore, three quarters of deaths from breast and colon cancers could be prevented in the United States and Canada.

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Colon Cancer

Colon cancer develops as a result of multiple interrelated factors such as genetics, lifestyle and chronic inflammatory conditions of the intestines. It’s recommended to have regular screening tests after the age of 50, or earlier if one has a family history of colon cancer.

 
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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women. Age, gender and family history are key risk factors. Some of the very important alarming symptoms for breast cancer that one needs to be aware of are mass, pain, itching, swelling, skin redness or thickness in the breast, and any changes in the nipple or discharge from it.

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Prostate Cancer

Lifestyle plays an important role in developing prostate cancer. Smoking, alcohol consumption, bad diet, obesity, as well as family history are all contributory factors of prostate cancer. Recommended screening tests for prostate cancer are PSA (prostate specific antigen) evaluation, and DRE (digital rectal exam).

  • Rate of new cases of lung cancer continues to decrease.
  • New cases of cancer have declined each of the last 5 years.
  • 5-year survival rate for colon and rectum cancer is 65%
  • 5-year survival rate for Prostate cancer is 99%
  • 5-year survival rate for breast cancer is 90%
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Together We Can Fight and End Cancer Forever

Your charitable donation empowers Cancer Society of America to respond to those affected by cancer with relief for today and hope for tomorrow. Your donation will also have an impact to find cures to save lives!

80% of money goes toward our Mission

20% of money goes toward Admin and Fundraising