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By Karen Ed Bellenir

"Basic shopper overall healthiness information regarding significant types and phases of melanoma, that includes proof approximately head and neck cancers, lung cancers, gastrointestinal cancers, genito-urinary cancers, lymphomas, blood mobilephone cancers, endocrine cancers, epidermis cancers, bone cancers, metastic cancers, and more."

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Key Messages • Statistics are used to help doctors understand who is at risk for cancer. • Several types of statistics are used to determine cancer risk for large groups of people: incidence, prevalence, and mortality. • Understanding your risk of cancer can help you receive appropriate screening tests and make lifestyle choices to reduce cancer risk. Many people may want to know their individual risk of being diagnosed with cancer. Statistics are used to determine the risk of cancer for groups of people and can be helpful to estimate your risk of cancer based on individual aspects that are similar to the groups at risk.

11 Cancer Sourcebook, Sixth Edition Calculating How Many People Have or Have Had Cancer Prevalence is used to describe the number of people in a specific population that have a certain type of cancer at a specific point in time. While incidence describes the estimated number of new cases of a cancer, prevalence can describe all cases, including newly diagnosed and people who are being treated or who have been treated for cancer in the past. Prevalence can be expressed in terms of an absolute number or as a percentage.

3% for black women. Endocrine Cancers (Other than Thyroid) It is estimated that 2,130 men and women (1,070 men and 1,060 women) will be diagnosed with and 840 men and women will die of 25 Cancer Sourcebook, Sixth Edition cancers of the endocrine system other than thyroid cancer (which is listed separately) in 2009. SEER incidence: From 2002–2006, the median age at diagnosis for other cancer of the endocrine system was 51 years of age. 5% 85 or more years of age. S. mortality: From 2002-2006, the median age at death for other cancer of the endocrine system was 56 years of age.

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