Since the 1970s, cancer rates have been on the rise in the United States. In 2016 the U.S. saw about 1.6 million new cases of cancer, which were fatal to about 600,000 of these patients. While there are many potential factors to this increase in cancer rates, such as population growth, higher life expectancy, and nutritional changes, it’s still difficult for researchers and medical professionals to pinpoint the exact reasons. Fortunately, despite the rising number of cancer cases, more and more are being prevented and effectively treated than ever before. This is all thanks to technological breakthroughs of the past couple decades.
Since cancer attacks healthy cells in the body, there are several types of cancer, each one different based on which part of the body is under attack. One of the most common tyRead More