Hi Cecil, this is not a funny question, but it is important to almost everyone on the planet according to statistics……
if you google "chance of getting (or dying from) cancer " you will find tons of websites (mostly cancer research or cancer charities) that tell you that there is a 1 in 2 chance of getting cancer (male) in your lifetime, and a 1 in 4 chance of dying from it.
but when I look at the approximately 100-200 people that I know (old folks included), I would estimate that maybe 10 - 20 people have had cancer and maybe 1-5 have died from it …
how are the statistics so far off "boots on the ground”? is everyone I know super healthy … am I in trouble? Or is there a group of the population that has 80% cancer rates and is skewing the stats ??