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Old 12-25-2011, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Maryland High Cancer Rates | Maryland still No. 1 in cancer death rate Cancer is expected to kill 9,900 in 1992, according to the American Cancer Society. - Baltimore Sun

Maryland is one of the worst states for cancer? Still true? Granted this article is a bit old, but was # 1

Delaware is up there as well.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:17 AM
 
Location: St. Michaels, MD
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I Personally think itis the seafood, that may cause the problem.
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Old 12-26-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Prison!
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If you look at Clarksville, MD...there is a high cancer level too
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Old 12-26-2011, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Reading that article left me confused. Supposedly it's because of diets, education, pollution etc. And yet I'm pretty sure there are other states far worse than us in all of those aspects.
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Old 12-26-2011, 04:49 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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One theory is radon.
One theory is as mentioned, lifestyle choices.
One theory is all the weapons testing that went on at various locations.
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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Here is a scary true story: I went for my first mammogram screening last month. I was talking to the radiologist and asked if I could come again in two years since I'm in good shape & don't have any known risk factors (besides being a woman). Her response was that simply because I live in Anne Arundel county, I should be screened annually and be more vigilant on self-exams,etc. She went on to say that she'd never seen the amount of cancers (not just breast, but also other cancers) she's seen since she moved here. She went on to say that AA county had the highest rates she's ever seen and went on to say that she refuses to live in AA county. Despite doing some post-doctoral work at Hopkins, she's trying to leave this area. Incidentally, she had no idea why the rate was so high or how I could reduce my risk.
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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i'm surprised no major research has been done on this
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:00 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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i'm surprised no major research has been done on this
There has been. Results are inconclusive.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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There has been. Results are inconclusive.
Do you happen to have any links or references? I've been trying to find more info on my own, but haven't had much luck. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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http://fha.maryland.gov/pdf/cancer/mcr_combined_cancer_cluster.pdf (broken link)
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