Infectious diseases cause more than 20% of the world's cancers
Each year, 1.5 million people worldwide die from infection-related cancers. According to the World Health Organization, 22% of all cancers worldwide are the result of a chronic infection and the percentage is growing. Already, viral and bacterial infections have been identified as a contributing factor in lymphoma, sarcoma, liver cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, stomach cancer, and cervical cancer.
However, due to major recent advances in the treatment of infectious agents, there is an unparalleled ability to detect these deadly diseases early and ultimately cure them. And this can be accomplished right now, today, with the application of existing scientific and medical knowledge.Learn more