Cancer Facts

Although cancer rates have declined in recent years due to earlier detection and awareness, millions are still inflicted with the disease today.


City of Hope aims to find the cures.


Here are some sobering facts on cancer:



  • Cancer is the #1 killer of Americans under 85, recently surpassing heart disease.
  • Approximately 10.5 million Americans have cancer today.
  • Nearly 1.5 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2007.
  • 1IN 3 WOMEN ... 1 IN 2 MEN ... will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.