Tag Archives: cancer

Rates of new melanomas – deadly skin cancers – have doubled over last three decades

Rates of new melanomas – deadly skin cancers – have doubled over last three decades Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Melanoma rates doubled between 1982 and 2011 but comprehensive skin cancer prevention programs could prevent 20 percent of new cases between 2020 and 2030, according to this month’s Vital Signs report. Skin cancer […]

Avoidable Mortality in England and Wales, 2013

Avoidable Mortality in England and Wales, 2013 Source: Office for National Statistics Main points In 2013, approximately 23% (114,740 out of 506,790) of all deaths registered in England and Wales were from causes considered avoidable through good quality healthcare or wider public health interventions. In England and Wales, the majority (at least 60%) of potentially […]

Cancer Screening Test Use — United States, 2013

Cancer Screening Test Use — United States, 2013 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Regular breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer (CRC) screening with timely and appropriate follow-up and treatment reduces deaths from these cancers. Healthy People 2020 targets for cancer screening test use have been established, based on the most recent U.S. Preventive Services Task […]

Trends in the Five Most Costly Conditions among the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2002 and 2012

Trends in the Five Most Costly Conditions among the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2002 and 2012 Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Highlights The same five medical conditions—heart conditions, cancer, trauma-related disorders, mental disorders, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma—were ranked highest for medical spending in both 2002 and 2012. Heart conditions […]

Childhood cancer survival in England, children diagnosed from 1990 to 2008 and followed up to 2013

Childhood cancer survival in England, children diagnosed from 1990 to 2008 and followed up to 2013 Source: Office for National Statistics Main points For all childhood cancers combined, the general trend of increasing 5-year survival has continued for all children (aged 0 to 14 years) diagnosed in the 19 years from 1990 to 2008. The […]