Rare cancer isn't rare, but effective treatment is
In the American Association of Cancer Research’s annual report, they anticipated that 1.7 million people in the U.S. would be diagnosed with cancer in 2017. They estimated that number would rise to 2.3 Million per year by 2030, an average increase of 46,000 patients per year.
AN UNDYING MISSION AGAINST RARE CANCER
Rare cancers include brain, cervical, esophageal, sarcomas, all types of pediatric cancers, and many others. Of 396 identified forms of cancer, at least 374 are RARE according to criteria published by the American Cancer Society.
Those 374 rare cancers account for 30% of all diagnoses.
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