The United States is experiencing a “cancer epidemic” and the number of people who will die from the disease is expected to double by 2030, according to a report released Wednesday.
The American College of Surgeons, a nonprofit medical society, published the report, which examined the health of the U.S. population over the past five decades and predicted the number and severity of the disease’s complications.
The report found that more than half of Americans, or 52 million people, will be diagnosed with cancer by 2030.
The number of new cancer cases was forecast to rise by 13.4 percent in 2030, and the rate of recurrence was forecast at 4.7 percent.
The average person who will be treated for cancer will get diagnosed about a year earlier, but the rate for people with other chronic diseases is expected be higher.
The study, published in the journal Cancer, is the latest to highlight the devastating impact of the virus that causes human cancers, which can be fatal.
The disease is the most common in the United States and has killed nearly 40,000 people in the past 50 years.
The CDC and the American Cancer Society, which jointly produced the report with the National Institutes of Health, have called on the federal government to step up its efforts to fight the virus.
In the meantime, the report said more and more Americans are choosing to avoid unnecessary surgeries and chemotherapy and opting for routine care, such as taking vitamins and taking exercise.
The number of Americans who will need a colonoscopy, the surgical procedure to remove tumors, has increased by nearly 2 million since the start of the year, and will rise further in the future, the researchers wrote.
They also said that the number was expected to grow to more than 20 million in 2020.
A lot of people don’t understand what it means to be a healthy person, they just want to feel good about themselves, said Dr. Andrew W. Smith, chief medical officer at the American College, who served as co-chairman of the panel.
That is an extremely important part of the diagnosis, and it has nothing to do with the disease.
The panel’s recommendations included increasing the federal funding for community health centers, expanding Medicaid and providing grants to states for cancer screenings and prevention, expanding Medicare to include more people, and strengthening the nation’s health insurance system.
The president on Wednesday also called for a “national mobilization” of people and companies to support efforts to combat the virus and prevent new cases.