Thursday, December 2, 2010


UNITED STATES – “Cancer burden” is described as “A measure of the incidence of cancer within the population and an estimate of the financial, emotional or social impact it creates. The burden of disease is not borne equally by all population groups in the United States.” (National Cancer Institute (NCI))

There are many terms on NCI’s website that are unknown to the majority of people I personally know; and that is a good thing. Only when you or someone you love is diagnosed do you learn things like the true meanings of “life tables” and “SEER registries.”

It will be a wonderful day, worldwide, when this website becomes obsolete.

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