American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (June 2019)

American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (June 2019)

June is the month that we celebrate the National Cancer Survivors Day.

The National Cancer Survivors Day is a secular holiday celebrated on the first Sunday in June primarily in the United States of America. The day is meant to “demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality”. Though it is mainly celebrated in the United States, it is attempting to grow its popularity in other countries, with some success.

The number of cancer survivors in the United States continues to go up. A new report by the American Cancer Society – in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute – estimates there are more than 16.9 million cancer survivors alive in the US today, and that number will grow to more than 22.1 million by 2030. The authors define “survivor” as anyone who’s ever had cancer, from the time of diagnosis for the rest of their life, although they acknowledge that not everyone with a history of cancer uses this term.

The report says even though the rates of new cancer cases are decreasing in men and staying about the same in women, the number of survivors is growing. This is due partly to better treatments that help people with cancer live longer; improvements in early detection that allow doctors to find cancer earlier when it is often easier to treat; and a growing and aging population.

The report, produced every 3 years, was created to help draw attention to the increasing number of cancer survivors in the US who have specific medical, psychological, and social needs. It also aims to raise awareness of resources that can assist patients, caregivers, and health care providers in navigating treatment and recovery from cancer.

According to the report, the 3 most common cancers among male survivors are prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and melanoma skin cancer. The 3 most common cancers among female survivors are breast cancer, uterine cancer (including endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma), and colorectal cancer.

We are all very happy to see that the number of cancer survivors is growing and we will continue to support American Cancer Society by being faithful to our monthly donation.