Feb 2023: Check out this tweet from American Cancer Society that shares conversation with Dr. Willie Goffney about perspective on cancer. Tweet says “Join Adam Lopez, host of Candid Conversations, as he discusses personal and professional perspectives on cancer experiences with oncologist Dr. Willie Goffney and community leader Tracie Kimbrough as part of the ongoing Diversity in Science campaign.” Check out thus tweet from ACC below.
You can also watch the entire conversation on YouTube.
Check out the entire conversation on YouTube.
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Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020 (1). The most common in 2020 (in terms of new cases of cancer) were:
- breast (2.26 million cases);
- lung (2.21 million cases);
- colon and rectum (1.93 million cases);
- prostate (1.41 million cases);
- skin (non-melanoma) (1.20 million cases); and
- stomach (1.09 million cases).
The most common causes of cancer death in 2020 were:
- lung (1.80 million deaths);
- colon and rectum (916 000 deaths);
- liver (830 000 deaths);
- stomach (769 000 deaths); and
- breast (685 000 deaths).
Each year, approximately 400 000 children develop cancer. The most common cancers vary between countries. Cervical cancer is the most common in 23 countries.