Miami-Dade County there were 325 deaths. Incidence The prevalence of cancer in Miami-Dade is 392.3 cases per 100,000 populations. Diagnosis EarlyScreening ofcancer is associated with better healthy outcomes. Some of the methodsthat are used incancer diagnosis includes use of biopsy, imaging tests, laboratory tests, and physical exam. Phsyical exams involves the healthcare providers lookingfor lumpsthatmay suggest presence of cancer. It may also involve looking for enlargemnent of an organ or change in the skin.Laboratory tests involves the use of urine or blood tests to diagnose the disease. Imaging tests involves the use of CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or X-rays to observe the internal organs. Biopsys involves the collection of sample of cells from the patient body and observing them under the electron microscope. Treatment The disease is mainly treated through surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, bone marrowtransplant, immunotherapy, and hormone therapy. Suregery involves removal of the cancer cells while chemotherapy involves theuse of drugs to kill the cancer cells. Radioation
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