The Canadian Cancer Society came out with their 2014 Cancer statistics publication, and, forget cancer, these numbers just about gave me a heart attack.
There are many other detailed stats in the publication, but these are the ones that can make your heart sink:
I sat by my mom's side as she passed away from cancer just one year ago. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done. Even then, we both shared hope that there were breakthroughs just around the corner. With all of the walks, runs, charity balls, donations, research labs, governement orgs, big pharma, universities and TedTalks on medical breakthroughs, it seems unreal that the stats are still so frightening.
In fact, I emailed the CCS to confirm that I was reading the stats correctly. The reply was: "I spoke to our Cancer Control Policy department and they confirmed that the correct answer is, 25% of the Canadian population will die of cancer."
Read more: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-101/canadian-cancer-statistics-publication/?region=on#ixzz34HLtagv5
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