Radiotherapy

Cancer Treatment and Care

This year, more than 1.7 million Americans are expected to receive a cancer diagnosis1, and more 15 million people are currently living with cancer.2 The medical technology industry is continually advancing and developing new innovations that improve the health and well-being of patients worldwide, including those living with a cancer diagnosis. In fact, the medtech industry invests roughly $2 billion annually into the products and technologies used to diagnose and treat cancer patients throughout every stage of cancer care.3

Did You Know?

Medical technology touches every stage of cancer treatment and care:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Screening and Early Detection
  • Diagnosis
  • Staging and Prognosis
  • Therapy Selection
  • Treatments
  • Monitoring/Treatment Assessment
  • Follow-Up Care
  • End-of-Life Care

World Cancer Day Tweetchat

On January 31, 2018, in advance of World Cancer Day, AdvaMed co-hosted a Twitter chat with LUNGEvity to discuss how advancements in medical technology are diagnosing cancer at earlier stages, treating with fewer side effects, and improving quality of life for people living with the disease. 


References

[1] Cancer Facts & Figures 2016. American Cancer Society. http://old.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/document/ac...
[2] Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures 2016-2017. American Cancer Society. https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-...
[3] AdvaMed analysis of Evaluate Ltd. market research database and member company survey of R&D spending in 2015.