Who’s Stressing About Cancer Statistics?
All too often, patients facing a cancer diagnosis are overwhelmed by statistics. A wide array of stats and figures regarding different types of cancers for different demographics is available at our fingertips through a simple Internet search. From prevalence to projections, and from survival rates to mortality rates, there is no shortage of stressful information you’ll find regarding increasing rates around world.
For example, the National Cancer Institute website states that approximately 39.6% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes (based on 2010-2012 data). Studies also show cancer mortality is higher among men than women, but what do all of these numbers mean to you?
Our team at RN Cancer Guides Solutions takes a substantial amount of time to help analyze and explain statistics for patients, families, and caregivers. Through individualized medical reviews, hand-held support, patient education, and coordinated care solutions — we strive to ensure patients achieve the best possible outcomes. There is no denying, however, that a statistical understanding of cancer research is certainly a component of a patient’s overall care plan.
To help Americans understand cancer research and explain how stats are calculated, The National Cancer Institute has created this simple, easy-to-follow video:
“Cancer Statistics | Did You Know?”
The team at RN Cancer Guides Solutions hopes you will watch this video and share this blog post to help alleviate some stress for someone trying to understand cancer statistics.
Contact RN Cancer Guides Solutions’ team for information about our services. Employers are encouraged to ask about the cost-saving benefits of our Employee Cancer Assistance Program (ECAP). Call 1-844-RN Guide or e-mail info@RNCancerGuides.com.