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According to the National Cancer Institute, the incidence of all types of leukemia as a whole was 12.8 per 100,000 U.S. citizens per year from 2006-2010, and there are around 290,000 U.S. citizens whom are currently living with the disease. The number of mortalities due to complications of leukemia is about 7 per 100,000 U.S. citizens annually, with only 56.0% of men, women, and children diagnosed with leukemia surviving 5 years or more post diagnosis. There was an estimated 50,000 total new cases of leukemia in 2013, however, relative to any and all other cancers leukemia makes up only a mere 3% of new cancer cases each year in the United States. As stated by the Leukemi... ... middle of paper ... ...cal Encyclopedia." U.S National Library of Medicine.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in America with the first being heart disease. Most people know someone who has cancer, who has died of cancer, or who survived cancer. Cancer treatment is costly, and it isn’t always effective. The most deadly form of cancer is melanoma. Every year 70,000 Americans develop it and 9,000 die from it.
For one, gastric cancer affects many people. In 2011, an estimated 74,035 people in the US had been inflicted with gastric cancer ("SEER Stat Fact," 2013). Additionally, this year, an estimated 22,220 additional people will receive the diagnosis of the stomach cancer ("Stomach (Gastric Cancer)," 2014). Though these numbers may not seem to indicate much of a problem in the United States when compared to prostate cancer's 233,000 estimated new cases and breast cancer's 232,670 estimated new cases, gastric cancer has a significant impact worldwide, being the cancer with the second highest mortality rate ("New Targeted Drug," 2014; "SEER Stat Fact," 2013). To illustrate, gender can make a significant difference in mortality ratios.
In an average two to fifteen minute session, they are absorbing UV Radiation two to three times stronger than the sun striking the equator at noon (Schmidt). According to the American Cancer Society, thirty minutes under a tanning bed is equivalent to eight hours at the beach (tanning). Research has also shown us that fair skinned individuals are more prone to cancer risks (Splete). Many studies have been done over the years to display the effects this has on our health. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)... ... middle of paper ... ...ie, Elizabeth.