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According to the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention “Every year about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 190,000 happen in people who have already had a heart att... ... middle of paper ... ...de first aid to a person having an attack. Though there are risk factors that cannot be changed that are many things a person can do to improve their chances of preventing an attack and living through one. With such a high rate of heart attacks in the United States it is also extremely important to know how to provide first aid to a person who is having an attack. Works Cited "Heart Attack First Aid: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia."
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Breast cancer continues to be the leading cause of death for middle aged women. In the past year, there were over 194,000 new cases of breast cancer in the U.S., approximately 20% of which did not access treatment in time despite the availability of educational resources. Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in a female or male’s breast cells. Though the condition is not gender specific, it is most prevalent in middle aged to older women. It’s malignant foundation causes it to also conquer surrounding tissues if left untreated.
To illustrate, gender can make a significant difference in mortality ratios. Gastric cancer is almost twice as likely to kill men than women. In 2006 - 2010, gastric cancer accounted for 4.9 out of 10,000 deaths in males while only accounting for 2.5 out of 10,000 deaths in females (SEER Stat Fact, 2013). In addition to gender, race also plays a role in increasing the likelihood of developing gastric cancer. People of African and Asian descent are more likely to have the cancer than any other people group ("Stomach Cancer," 2012).