2018 Cancer Stats: 1.7 Million New Diagnoses This Year

According to Cancer.Org, there will be an estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases diagnosed in 2018, adding to the 15 million survivors.

Exercise is an incredibly important element in management and also in prevention.  18% of cancer cases and 16% of cancer deaths in 2014 were attributable to the combined effects of physical inactivity, excess body weight and an unhealthy diet (including excess alcohol).

Aside from not smoking, being physically active on a regular basis, maintaining a healthy body
weight, eating a healthy diet, and limiting alcohol consumption are the most important ways to reduce cancer risk, manage cancer recovery and live fully after treatment.

Studies estimate that adults who most closely follow these healthy lifestyle recommendations are 10%-20% less likely to be diagnosed with cancer and 20%-30% less likely to die from the disease.


Included: Cancer cases by state and type.

Source: Cancer.Org