Recent research done by the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program shows that the number of Cancer survivors in the United St is steadily growing. This is mostly credited to the high investments in cancer research, improved cancer screening services, and enhanced general cancer treatment.
Research shows that, in the last around thirty years, the number of cancer survivors has increased to around four-fold, hitting a new record of approximately fifteen million people in 2016. It is expected that by 2040, this population will have grown to about 26 million people. What is important to note is that most of the cancer patients will require frequent medical check-ups to, among other reasons, monitor the effects of treatment toxics, check for recurrence, and manage any emerging condition, e.g., chronic conditions.
The researchers recorded the prevalence of initial cancer conditions among patients who’re newly diagnosed with a case of cancer as from around January 2009 to around December 2013. They did this using data from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance End Results or simply the SEER program and the Epidemiology. The researchers took and combined observations from 9 SEER registries and were able to estimate the prevalence of initial cancer conditions by incident cancer type. The prevalence was obtained from the SEER sequence numbers, representing the primary reported tumors in order.
From the above research, incident cancers were categorized as follows:
• First or just primary
• Second order case or higher primary (same cancer site)
• Second order case or higher primary (different cancer site)
A Final Thought:
From the above-conducted research, it was realized that as the population of cancer survivors continues to rise, understanding and knowing not only the nature of prior cancer cases but also its impact is essential when it comes to the fight against cancer.
Eric Paul Lefkofsky was born in 1969 and is the co-founder and also the CEO of Tempus. Eric Lefkofsky has excellent experience in the corporate world and has tried many entrepreneurial ventures in his life. Some of the things that Eric has tried in his life include things such as selling carpets, running an internet company as well as creating and running a freight logistics company in 2005.
Although Eric has tried different things in his life, the most memorable activity of his life is being in the forefront in the fight against cancer. Eric has invested a lot of money in research, and his signature achievement was his ability to co-found and run Tempus. Tempus is a firm that has employed technology to fight cancer and has created an operating system to help with this fight.
In Eric, we see a man who is committed to helping humanity, and whose primary motivation lies in assisting people to get a healthy, reasonable, and pain-free life.
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