Kentucky's Colorectal Cancer Rate Is One Of The Highest In The U.S.

Kentucky is in the top ten when it comes to the highest death rates from Colorectal Cancer.

Doctors and health advocates say the problem is usually linked to low screening rates.

Neighboring West Virginia has the highest death rate from the disease.

Ohio, Tennessee, and Mississippi also ranked in the top 10.

Colorectal Cancer is the second most common form of Cancer.


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  • by mary Location: k on Dec 8, 2008 at 03:29 AM
    smoking isnt the only thing that causes cancer,wake up and smell the roses people.
  • by susan Location: here on Apr 15, 2008 at 12:36 PM
    If everybody knew what the government was doing in secret, then they would not be surprised at the high cancer rates. If you would start doing some real reading and searching the internet for facts, you will be very surprised at what our own government has done in the past and is doing right now. Don't beleive me, just do the research yourself. I have know for years, that cancer is running rapid in Kentucky and with no surprise. Look up to your sky, when you see jets fly over and watch the chem-trails. Just do your own research and you will be enlightened. I have had several members pass away from cancer and it breaks my heart that I can't do anything about it. It is a deadly disease. But at least I can try to enlightened people about their what their own government is doing to them.
  • by sam Location: hazard on Apr 15, 2008 at 12:17 PM
    I agree with the other person who says cancer is taking it's toll, but I am absolutely shocked by their syatement"can't quit somking"----------hey try wanting too and you will get a long way.This is also another reason why we need to increase the cigarette tax-CANCER!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2008 at 07:41 AM
    cancer is taking many lives . i been smoking 40 years i wish i could stop smoking but i cant

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