Essay On Cancer Statistics

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Stacey Simon released an article on behalf of the American Cancer Society on cancer statistics. This article is based on research from the past two decades, showing that the death rate fell for men and women by 23%. The article reports statistics on “lung, colon, prostate and breast cancer” along with new cancers that are increasing, and cancer in children.
The rate of new cancer diagnosis from 2009 to 2012 decreased by 3.1% in men, but stayed about the same in women. Cancer Statistics, 2016 published in the American Cancer Society’s Journal, that they projected for the year 2016 a total of 1,685,210 new cancer cases and 595,690 deaths. Accounting for almost half of the cancer deaths for men and women are “lung, colon, prostate and breast cancer.”
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Having a visual graph helps people grasp the concept of the highs and lows better. When reading the article, it would have flowed easier if there weren’t so many percentages and numbers within each paragraph and more beneficial for graphs to be used. An example of what could have been done in this article is using the years in the paragraphs and saying whether or not that type of cancer had decreased or increased. Then used a graph to show the actual statistical numbers of the increase or decrease. The American Cancer Society did a good job at separating the types of cancer and using percentages for each one, along with those different types of cancer in men, women, and children. The author, Stacey Simon, who wrote this article did make it clear and concise. The article only had percentages and years of increase and decrease on those cancers that were more common, and they grouped together the others and just indicated they were increasing rather than giving a percentage of the actual

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