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Unformatted text preview: Most frequently diagnosed cancer worldwide About 1.35 million new cases diagnosed worldwide each year Leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States Incidence and mortality rates begin to increase between the ages of 45 and 54 and rise progressively until age 75 Median age at diagnosis=70.07 Median age at death=71.07 Males have a greater lifetime risk of lung cancer than females (7.81% vs. 5.8%) Greater disparity in developing countries where cigarette use by females is low African- Americans have the highest incidence and mortality, Hispanics have the lowest Patterns of mortality tend to cluster with in areas with high prevalence of cigarette smoking In the US, highest rates in Kentucky, lowest in Utah Number of cases highest in California, lowest in Alaska Worldwide, most cases are seen in the developed countries of North America, Western Europe, and Australia/New Zealand Current overall 5 year survival rate is 11% Impacted by age, tumor stage, histological subtype, and treatment Developed countries have higher survival rates than developing countries (13% vs. 9%) Improvements in diagnostic and therapeutic technologies have contributed to an increase in survival 1 year survival 37% in 1975, 42% in 2000 Higher incidence and mortality rates are reported among men from lower SES groups...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course SCI 310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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