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American Cancer Society

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Nicole Tarsitano

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Transcript of American Cancer Society

Cost
Depending on the type of cancer and the treatment you get, it could be extremely costly.
Whom it Helps
The ACS provides assistance to anyone struggling with cancer of any type. It strives to help people to make better decisions regarding smoking, eating right, keeping active, and many others.

What are some ways to help prevent cancer?

Most cancers can be prevented, especially those induced by tobacco and alcohol use. It is also easy to prevent cancers that stem from eating unhealthy or being inactive. Staying healthy and staying safe can help to prevent cancer.
How many currently living people once had cancer?
As of 2012, 13.7 million living Americans had cancer. Some were cancer free, but others were still receiving treatment.
Purpose and Function
The American Cancer Society's goal is to try to find cancer and prevent it early on. It provides support for those who have cancer and funds for research to find cures. The ACS hopes to make society support the cause of cancer.
Name and Address
About how many people does the American Cancer Society help per year?
The American Cancer Society has saved over 1.5 million lives in the past two decades.
Who is at risk of developing cancer?
Anyone is at risk of developing cancer, but adults middle aged or older are more likely to get it. 77% of cancer is diagnosed in adults 55 years or older.
American Cancer Society
By: Nicole Tarsitano and Cassie Wojcik
The American Cancer Society in Hackensack:
20 Mercer St Hackensack, New Jersey, 07601
Phone: (201)-343-2222
1,665,54o new cancer cases were predicted in 2014.
How many new cancer cases were
predicted to occur in 2014?
In 2014, 585,720 Americans were expected to die of cancer. That results in about 1,600 people per day.
How many people
were expected to die
of cancer in 2014?
How common is it for cancer to be a cause of death?

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States. Heart disease is most common, which takes 1 in 4 lives.

What percentage of people survive cancer?
The survival rate for all cancers diagnosed between 2003 and 2009 is 68%, which increased from 49% between 1975-1977.
How is cancer staged?
Staging is the term used to describe the amount of cancer and how fast it spreads. A cancer’s stage is dependent on the size of the main tumor and if it has spread over the body.
What are the costs of cancer?
As of 2009, cancer has taken $216.6 billion for direct medical costs, which is the total of all health costs, and $130 billion for indirect mortality costs, which is the cost of lost productivity due to early death.
Interview Questions!
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