Wednesday, December 18, 2013

14,000,000

That is the number of cancer cases diagnosed in 2012 worldwide. That is up from 12.7 million in 2008. The number of deaths increased as well from 7.6 million to 8.2 million.

To put it in perspective, 14 million is larger than the population of:
  • Cambodia or Burkina Faso
  • the state of Illinois
  • the entire Los Angeles- Long Beach-Anaheim metropolitan area or the Buenos Aires metropolitan area

That's a lot of people. Unfortunately for many of them, they may not have access to good medical care to get treatment early or any treatment at all.

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