The week in Cancer

The numbers are set for 2016. The American Cancer Society estimates 1,685,210 new cases of Cancer will be diagnosed this year. Almost 600,000 are expected to die of Cancer.

WOW!

Let's do the math...Every day this year 4,604 people will walk into their doctor's office and walk out with a diagnosed case of Cancer!

Shocking when you break it down, isn't it.

The deaths and diagnoses this week were exceptionally sad and shocking. What's even more sad and shocking is the year is just starting and we'll have a lot more of this to come.

Here's a look at the faces of Cancer for this last week.

 

Cancer doesn't discriminate. ChicagoNow lost one our writers to Brain Cancer just a couple of weeks ago. Here's Jan Marino's final blog post from last July.

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