THYROID CANCER - Thyroid cancer is more common in women than men. Around two and a half times as many women are diagnosed than men. Survival rates for thyroid cancer are increasing but so is the number of people diagnosed with the disease so it’s important we keep working towards a cure.
A new report by the American Cancer Society in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute predicts that the number of cancer survivors will continue to grow over the next 10 years. According to the report, although the rates of new cancer cases are decreasing, cancer survivorship is growing. Some contributing factors include the aging and growth of the U.S. population, as well as improvements in cancer care, which are helping people with cancer live longer.