Increasing Lung Cancer Death Rates Among Young Women in Southern and Midwestern States

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In this article by Jemal, Ma, Rosenberg, Siegel and Anderson discuss how lung cancer death rates among young women is increasing in Southern and Midwestern States in the United States. They utilized age-specific lung cancer death rates from 1973-2007 by year of death and birth in...

Lung cancer mortality is elevated in coal-mining areas of Appalachia

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Hendryx, O’Donnell, and Horn in their article look at whether the increased rates of lung cancer mortalities in Appalachia were due only to smoking, poverty, education, and other demographics or if living in heavy coal-mining areas had something to do with contributing to lung...

Lung Cancer Risk Among Smokers of Menthol Cigarettes

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Blot, Cohen, Aldrich, McLaughlin, Hargreaves, Signorello in their article discuss the risk of lung cancer among menthol cigarette smokers in the United States. They mention how individuals who smoke menthol cigarettes can find it harder to quit them especially among the African...

Estimating Smoking–Attributable Mortality in the United States

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Fenelon and Preston discuss how smoking cigarettes has caused a great deal of premature deaths in the United States. The objective of the authors was to provide more accurate estimates of how smoking effects life expectancy of adults in the United States for the year 2004. They...

Appalachia: Where Place Matters in Health

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Behringer, and Friedell discuss health disparities in Appalachia. The areas considered to be a part of Appalachia have high rates of cancer. The highest rates are seen in cervical cancer, heart disease and premature mortality. Behringer and Friedell utilize studies that were done...

Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1975-2006, featuring colorectal cancer trends and impact of interventions (risk factors, screening, and treatment) to reduce future rates

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Edwards, Ward, Kohler, Eheman, Zauber, Anderson, Jemal, Schymura, et. al, start of by providing a little background information on where they obtained their data from and the cancer in which they were interested in studying. In this article they focus on incidence and death rate...

The role of tobacco in cancer health disparities

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Vidrine, Reitzel, and Wetter talk about how even though sufficient effort has been made to reduce smoking rates over the years, it still accounts for the most preventable morbidity and mortality rates in the United States. They make a point similar to other articles that tobacco...