Cancer First

Cancer First - Cancer Cancer rates are going up but are now...

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Cancer - Cancer rates are going up but are now slowly drifting downwards over the past 15 (even 30 years). o Cancer incidents depend on the country. o All cancers are decreasing except lung cancer in women. o Smoking became fashionable in women in the 1950s, lung cancer in men is falling. o Melanoma is a problem in Australia. - Rule of 7 (70?) how long to double or half something - Different cancer rates of pre-65 and post-65 o Post 65 lung cancer, melanoma, brain all go up. Overall cancer rates go up. o 500,000 a year die of cancer. 1,500 per day. One per minute o Major cancers in North America: Lung, breast, prostate, colon Major causes of cancer: Unbalanced diet, tobacco, infections, sexual behavior Risk factors: Obesity, hypertension, cigarettes o Women’s health initiative found that low-fat diet did not help cancer rates. 50,000 post menupasal women o A few generations ago, life expectancy was 50 years. -
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course CHEM 181 taught by Professor Multiple during the Spring '11 term at McGill.

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