Cancer Facts and Figures, Pennsylvania 2013

This informative brochure contains estimated projections for the number of cancer cases and deaths by county and by major site (colorectal, breast, lung, etc.) for 2013. In addition, trend data for cancer cases and deaths are compared by sex and race. Pennsylvania trends are compared to the United States trends based on the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. There are also discussions of risk factors, treatment, survival, and symptoms for the top four sites (prostate, breast, lung, and colon). American Cancer Society guidelines for early detection are included as well as national, statewide and local contacts for more information on specific types of cancer.

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  1.  Cover Page
  2.  Introduction
3.  Contents and Technical Notes
  4.  Average Day of Cancer Cases and Deaths
  5.  Basic Facts About Cancer
  6.  Incidence and Mortality Trends
  7.  Stage of Disease
  8.  Behavioral Risk Factors
  9.  Pennsylvania and United States: Comparison
  10.  Trends for Top Four Cancers
  11.  2013 Cancer Incidence and Mortality Projections
  12.  Screening Guidelines for Early Detection
  13.  Cancer Prevention and Control Section Initiatives
  14.  References

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The American Cancer Society granted us permission to use their annual publication, Cancer Facts and Figures, as a direct reference in the development of this brochure. We appreciate their cooperation. Please visit their website to view American Cancer Society's - Cancer Facts and Figures and also for more detailed information on preventing and fighting cancer.

 

 

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