In just 2018, there were 1,735,350 new cancer diagnoses in the United States. Each year, more than 600,000 people die from this disease. During their lifetime, around 38 percent of adults will develop some form of cancer.
Because so many people develop cancer at some point in their lifetime, cancer research is an extremely well-funded branch of science. Scientists are constantly working toward new treatment options and ways to manage symptoms. Unfortunately, the cost of treating and managing cancer is extremely expensive.