Pharmaceutical companies make their money from people buying their medication and treatments. Since there are only temporary solutions for cancer, pharmaceutical companies continue to make money from each time a cancer patient goes through chemotherapy or radiation. Each time a person is diagnosed with cancer, Big Pharma Companies make roughly $300,000. With this big of an industry, why would the companies want to release a cure? Revealing a cure would cause their profits to drop substantially. Also, in the United States alone, over 500,000 people die from some form of cancer each year.