There are many reasons to support cancer research, from experiencing cancer firsthand to supporting a friend or loved one. If you choose, they can be memorial or honorary of those in your life who have been touched by cancer. Your donation can also support a specific type of research.
Why is cancer so important?
Cancer is the second leading cause of death among Americans. In the year 2000 alone, an estimated 552,200 Americans died of cancer. This amounts to more than 1,500 people a day. Each year, cancer costs our nation an estimated $107 billion in health care expenditures and lost productivity from illness and death.
Why does cancer research need money?
Not only do we want to improve cancer survival, we also want to make sure people have the information, help and support they need when they’ve been diagnosed with cancer or are undergoing treatment. That’s why we spend money on providing high-quality information and support to people affected by cancer.
Why you should donate to the American Cancer Society?
A donation to the American Cancer Society is a thoughtful way to honor someone whose life has been impacted by cancer. Your gift can recognize milestones in a cancer survivor’s life or express the sense of loss when someone loses their battle with this disease.
Why should people know about cancer?
By knowing and understanding the basics about cancer and following the recommended guidelines for screening, men and women can help reduce the number of cases and increase survival rates by allowing treatment to begin earlier.
What are the 7 warning signs of cancer?
These are potential cancer symptoms:
- Change in bowel or bladder habits.
- A sore that does not heal.
- Unusual bleeding or discharge.
- Thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere.
- Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing.
- Obvious change in a wart or mole.
- Nagging cough or hoarseness.
Which cancer charity should I donate to?
|Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center||B+|
|Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation||A+|
|National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund||A|
|Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance||A|
What are 3 facts about cancer?
Key Cancer Facts
- 10 million people die from cancer every year.
- At least one third of common cancers are preventable.
- Cancer is the second-leading cause of death worldwide.
- 70% of cancer deaths occur in low-to-middle income countries.
How much money does cancer make a year?
Last year, the cancer industry was valued at $100 billion, and is predicted to reach $147 billion in sales by 2018, according to data released by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the average monthly costs for cancer patients now exceed $10,000.