Leading cause of death in
by Bob Allen
February 04, 2005
Has anyone noticed the amount of people in Ketchikan suffering
from Cancer? Nearly every day I hear of some one who has been
diagnosted with cancer. So I thought to research into it. Ketchikan
is a small town so we each know people who are affected by this
disease. However according to the State of Alaska Health Services
over the last 8 years from 2002
back, cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause
of death in Ketchikan. (Five
Leading Causes of Death for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough)
From 2002 and back 10 years
389 persons have passed away from cancer. We only have 13000
residents and who knows how many more get discovered yearly.
What is the cause for this increase in cancer? Has anyone considered
where it is coming from? Again it is a world wide problem but
folks we need to wake up and realize that cancer is here.
The excuse that it is a small
town so we see it more is just, but should not be used for denial.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
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