According to the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Cancer Facts & Figures for 2009, more than 1.4 million individuals received a dreaded diagnosis last year for a disease characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. Nearly one out of two men and one out of three women are annually diagnosed with some form of cancer. While the disease can develop in almost any organ or tissue, the ACS notes that men and women both develop two of the three most common cancers: lung and colorectal. For men, the second most common cancer develops in the prostate.
by Linda Sechrist