One In Five Cancers Is A Rare Cancer

How rare are rare cancers?  According to a new report, published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, in the United States, about one in five cancer diagnoses is a rare cancer.……

Research concluded that approximately 20% of people diagnosed with cancer in the United States are diagnosed with a rare cancer. They also found that rare cancers make up a larger proportion of cancers diagnosed in Hispanic (24%) and Asian/Pacific Islander (22%) patients compared with non-Hispanic blacks (20%) and non-Hispanic whites (19%)……

Rare cancers are diagnosed at later stages leading to increased morbidity and decreased survival.......