It’s a scary thought: Your child may be dying of cancer in the next 12 months, and your child’s disease could be as deadly as the one that killed his dad.CNNHealthcare reporter Amy B Wang joins us now as she shares a scary fact: The number of cancer patients in the United States has surpassed the peak reached in the 1970s, with more than 4.6 million Americans suffering cancer in 2017.
“We’re looking at this year in terms of the highest cancer rates we’ve seen in our lifetimes,” says Dr. Mark Gurnick, a professor of pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine.
The U.S. cancer death rate rose nearly 13 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But Gurnik says it’s not clear that the increase is due to the cancer epidemic, and it could be due to a number of factors.
“There are a lot of different factors that have contributed to the growth in cancer rates in the last few years,” he says.
“I think there are several factors that are contributing to the increase in cancer.”
A surge in cancers is the most recent and most common reason for cancer deaths in the U.N. Centers for Diseases Control and Preventative Services.
The disease was first recognized in the late 19th century as a rare and deadly disease, which could be caused by either inherited or acquired mutations.
It’s also associated with a high rate of death and disability in people over 60.
The number and prevalence of the diseases that cause cancer have improved in recent years.
Experts say it’s unclear what, if any, role the pandemic has played in the increase, but many believe it’s one reason the death rate is so high.
“It could be that it’s a pandemic that’s been unleashed on people that are living with the disease and that they don’t know that there’s a reason why they’re having cancer,” says Gurnak.
“There’s been a lot more awareness and awareness of this disease.”
Cancer deaths have surged in recent decades.
The CDC says there were 1.2 million cancer deaths last year, and the number is expected to reach 1.5 million in 2019.
But the number of deaths from cancer has not been on the rise.
“This is one of the biggest challenges facing our health system in terms: the increasing number of cancers,” says the agency’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Michael Mazerov.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reports the death toll for cancer is expected in 2020 to surpass 6 million.
But experts say that number could be much higher.
“What we’re seeing now is a dramatic rise in cancer, but it’s really hard to know how much of that increase is attributable to the pandemics and how much is attributable specifically to the way that we are treating the disease,” says Mark Glickman, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
“What we do know is that we’re in a world where it’s increasing.”
The Centers of Disease Control says the overall number of cases has dropped, but that many people are still getting cancer, and they’re often not aware that they have the disease.
“A lot of people who get cancer do not get cancer, that’s what we know from the literature,” says Glickmann.
“So that’s the reason we don’t want to overstate that and say, ‘Well, cancer is on the decline.’
We’re still seeing an increase in people dying from cancer, even though it’s still low.”
The number of people dying of non-cancer causes is increasing every year, but they are much less than what we’ve been seeing.
“Gurnick says there is a lot we don,t know about how cancer develops.
He points to studies in mice that show cancer cells can be made by a different kind of cancer cells that don’t have the same ability to form tumors.”
Some people have been misdiagnosing cancer because they’ve had an allergic reaction to a particular protein, which is very uncommon, and that protein has not yet developed into a cancer cell. “
And this has led to a lot people being misdiagnosed and treated.”
Some people have been misdiagnosing cancer because they’ve had an allergic reaction to a particular protein, which is very uncommon, and that protein has not yet developed into a cancer cell.
That protein is actually very protective, and is able to help keep the cancer cell from growing.
“The CDC also says there are also more people in the country who are not receiving any type of cancer treatment.”
You are more likely to get cancer if you live in areas where you are getting fewer cancer screenings, and you are more often in areas that have higher rates of people having a family history of cancer,” said Glickeman.