Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) originates in the cells of the lymphatic and immune systems, such as the blood cells known as lymphocytes and the lymph node tissues. NHL accounts for approximately 4.3% of all cancer diagnoses and is the seventh most common cancer in men and the sixth most common cancer in women. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 81,560 individuals (45,630 males and 35,930 females, including both adults and children) will be diagnosed with NHL in the United States in 2021, and approximately 20,720 individuals (12,170 males and 8550 females) will die from the disease. The survival rate for NHL has steadily improved over the past 2 decades, due to improvements in medical care, the development and approval of more effective therapies, and the advent of personalized medicine. How much do you know about NHL?
According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 106,110 individuals (62,260 men and 43,850 women) will be diagnosed with melanoma in the United States in 2021, and approximately 7180 individuals (4600 men and 2580 women) will die from the disease. The risk for developing melanoma increases as individuals get older, with a median age at diagnosis of 65 years. However, it is also one of the most common cancers diagnosed in young adults, particularly in women aged <29 years. Although melanoma accounts for only 1% of all skin cancer diagnoses, it is responsible for a large majority of skin cancer deaths. How much do you know about melanoma?
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women, and is the leading cause of cancer death, making up almost 25% of annual cancer fatalities. The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 228,820 new cases of lung cancer (116,300 in men and 112,520 in women) will be diagnosed in 2020 and approximately 135,720 patients (72,500 men and 63,220 women) will die from the disease. Approximately 10% to 15% of lung cancer diagnoses are small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), which spreads faster than non–small-cell lung cancer. How much do you know about SCLC?
Breast cancer is a common malignancy in women, but men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer. Male breast cancer accounts for less than 1% of all breast cancer diagnoses, and 8 out of 10 cases of breast cancer in men are invasive ductal carcinomas. The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 2620 new cases of invasive breast cancer in men will be diagnosed in 2020 and approximately 520 men will die from the disease. How much do you know about male breast cancer?
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