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J Med Assoc Ga. 1993 Jan;82(1):29-33.

Cancer trends unique to Georgia.

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Mercer University Medical School, Macon, MS.


Using information from 1980 through 1991 Cancer Statistics, published by the American Cancer Society, we assigned a rank order of new cancer cases for Georgia and eight other states. Female breast, colon and rectum, lung, oral, uterus, prostate, pancreas, and leukemia are the site-specific cancers that were considered. There was an increasing trend in Georgia for colon and rectal cancer and breast cancer during this study period. This increased trend for colorectal and breast cancer in Georgia was not apparent in the other index states. Possible influences of population, physician practices, and socioeconomic factors are considered. The results of this project indicate that further study is needed to evaluate this trend, possibly by examination of regional differences within the state of Georgia, especially with regard to environmental factors.

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