Cancer Is a Deadly Disease.
The American Cancer Society projects 1,735,350 new cancer cases and 609,640 cancer deaths in the U.S. in 2018. That equates to 2% of the U.S. population developing cancer in a single year. Everyone is affected by this deadly disease, whether it's directly or an afflicted loved one.
Risk Factors: older age, family history, alcohol and tobacco use, exposure to chemicals, UV rays, and radiation.
Primary Screening: Range from but minimally to highly invasive. Some cancers have no traditional early detection methods. Many tests have a high false positive rate which can lead to anxiety and unnecessary additional testing and expense