Cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases in 2012
- The number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next 2 decades.
17-year-old Mackenna Newman recently posted a picture to Twitter that gave everyone online a glimpse into the personal struggle of fighting cancer.
Mackenna’s mother was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer and has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments that oftentimes require being isolated from others.
Patients undergoing chemotherapy are often isolated to reduce the risk of getting an infection from someone in their personal space.