A powerful and compelling report on the impact of Cancer for African Americans.
Estimates the number of new cancer cases and deaths for 2011 and provides the most recent statistics on cancer incidence, mortality, and five-year relative survival. Also includes sections on cancer risk factors such as tobacco use, physical activity, and use of cancer screening examinations.
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.
We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery and fighting back through public policy. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.8 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, an estimated 13.7 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.
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To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.