why is this work necessary?
Cancer in Our World
- In 2018, 17 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed worldwide.
- Its projected that 40% of the world’s population will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.
- 68% of people do not die from their diagnosis but live with the short and long term side effects of cancer treatments. These treatments and impacts effect daily functioning and negatively effect long term health.
- Cancer survivors are more likely to experience poor health, obesity, disabilities and are more susceptible to other illness. Recurrence is not only an ongoing fear but a risk if health is not well managed.