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Is Cancer a Metabolic Disease?

Wednesday, November 30th 2022 10:00am 3 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

The conventional medical wisdom says that cancer is a genetic disease. However, some researchers are suggesting that cancer may be a metabolic disease instead.

According to the statistics of the American Cancer Society, although the incidence of cancer in the United States has been declining slowly since the beginning of the 21st century, if we consider a longer period of time, the rates of cancer have been increasing rather than decreasing.

In 1975, approximately 400 out of every 100,000 Americans had cancer. By 2018, that number had grown to roughly 445, an increase of over 10%.

Cancer mortality has had mixed results over the last 100 years. The number of women who died of cancer per 100,000 Americans has gradually declined from roughly 190 in 1930 to 130 in 2022. However, cancer deaths among men per 100,000 Americans rose from around 160 in 1930 to 180 in 2022.

Doctors expect a total of close to 2 million new cancer cases in 2022 in the U.S. In addition, over 500,000 people are expected to die from it. That works out to 5,000 Americans diagnosed with cancer and 1,600 who die from cancer each day.

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