Mapping Cancer in New Hampshire, Part I
In the first of a two-part series, we'll delve into the most prevalent cancers in New Hampshire - bladder, breast and lung. We'll also examine who appears to be most susceptible to these cancers and how genetics, lifestyle, or environmental causes might be contributing factors in the incidence of cancer in the state.
- Lance Boucher, Director of Public Policy for the American Lung Association in New Hampshire.
- Margaret Karagas, Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.
- Judy Rees, Director of the New Hampshire Cancer Registry.
- Thomas Sherman, State Representative for Rye and New Castle, and a gastroenterologist with Exeter Hospital's Center for Cancer Care.
Our guest from NH Cancer Registry: collecting cancer data to identify patterns. 7500 new cancer cases per year in NH. Men more than women.— The Exchange (@NHPRExchange) July 6, 2016
Mapping cancer @GeiselMed: NH's rate of bladder cancer 40% higher than the rest of the U.S. Northern NE has been a hot spot since the 50s.— The Exchange (@NHPRExchange) July 6, 2016
NH Cancer Registry: Radon accounts for 14% of lung cancers. 1 in 15 houses in NH may have a problem with radon. Important and easy to test.— The Exchange (@NHPRExchange) July 6, 2016
#MappingCancerNH: NH Cancer Registry: In NH, 1/3 of cancers attributed to being overweight. Only 1/3 of NH residents are at healthy weight.— The Exchange (@NHPRExchange) July 6, 2016
#MappingCancerNH: NH is in top 10 in mortality but top 10 in survival as well. Roughly 2/3 of cancer patients alive 5 years after diagnosis— The Exchange (@NHPRExchange) July 6, 2016