01:830:377 Lecture Notes - Parasitic Disease, Penile Cancer, Dementia

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Have nearly unlimited growth that robs the host of nutrients and the yields no compensatory beneficial effects (all true cancers share this characteristic). May be benign or malignant low risk and localized but still dangerous. Cvd death rate decline due to: lifestyle changes: reduced smoking, improved bp and cholesterol control, weight management, exercise. Improved medical care: emergency care, improved diagnostic and preventative care. Cancers on the rise: non-hodgkin"s lymphoma often aids-related, liver, melanoma, espophagus, leukemia, soft connective tissue, thyroid, small intestines, vulva. Cancer deaths 1900-2010: trend is starting to decline perhaps due to education and prevention. Lung cancer mortality: as a result of smoking: common and leading cause of cancer death, especially in men. American: breast (incidence increasing; due to detection?, prostate (good survival rate, stomach (rare since refrigeration) Chronic illness: long term illness; persists in time, leading cause of death in american.

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