Cancer Essay

631 WordsSep 18, 20143 Pages
Cancer Research Cancer has affected many lives, and caused millions of deaths throughout the years. Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body; it can affect anyone of any age, gender, race, and status. Still after all of the foundations supporting cancer and the amount of money raised for cancer there is no known cure. Although, there are preventative measures no one is in the clear when it comes to this horrifying disease that is sweeping the nation. Cancer prevalence is defined as the number or percent of people alive on a certain date in a population who previously had a diagnosis of the disease. Research is done by the National Cancer Institute over a 5 year period that describes the prevalence, incidence, survival and mortality demographics for each state and the anatomical cancer sites. According to the National Cancer Institute in Marion County, Kentucky the prevalence for cervical cancer seems to be 3 or fewer cases between the years 2006 to 2010. The incidence of cancer studies the trends in a certain area, in Kentucky the annual rate for cervical cancer is 8.8 and the average count is 200 per year. The top 2 rising sites for cancer in Kentucky are thyroid, and liver. The cancer locations that are dropping are prostate, ovary and esophageal. Survival rates in the state of Kentucky for cervical cancer has decreased with educating young women about annual pap tests and the Guardasil shot that prevents HPV. Survival rates are based on what stage the cervical cancer is in it drops dramatically if the person has had the cancer over a long period of time. Cervical cancer is easily cured if caught in time. The annual death rate is 2.8 with 68 deaths per year but has falling by -3.3. Kentucky accounts for 68 deaths out of the 3,971 deaths that happen in the United States. The mortality rates for females of all ages shows to be dropping over

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