The American Cancer Society has recently published a new study recognizes the difference in the mortality rates of cancer among those who are trained in college and those with only a high school diploma. This study represents what some would consider further bad news for those who have been exposed to asbestos and can fight against a disease like mesothelioma.
It is well known that exposure to asbestos victims tend to be “” blue-collar workers in the shipyards, plants and other manufacturing jobs that typically requires no higher education as a degree. This trend is apparently supported by the findings of this new study, which concluded that while overall cancer rates seems to be declining, the improvements are only for certain groups and the less educated they are actually worse.
The new figures estimate there will be 1.6 million new cases of cancer of the United States this year (2011) and 571,950 death. Among the most remarkable individual statistics included:
• Mortality y rate was almost triple to men with finally 16 years of education than those with 12 years of school
• The mortality rate of women was about double for the same circumstances
• Lung cancer is still estimated to be the leading cause of death by cancer in males and females
• California, New York and Florida were the States of top 3 on the list of new cases of cancer
Types of cancer probably a factor
In today’s world, the type of cancer diagnosed and treated can have an enormous impact on the survival rate. Some types, such as melanoma have survival rates higher than others such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. In fact, there is no known treatment or cure for mesothelioma in addition to statistics such as those of the study showing that levels of higher education in a way consistent with survival rates.
Other factors to consider
Other factors affecting a study like this are the implications of mode of life that are associated with different levels of education. Some of which have a significant impact on your chances of getting or ultimately surviving cancer and may include:
• Risk to take risks in their personal life or in the workplace
• Participation in unhealthy lifestyles that contribute to cancer, such as smoking, consumption of alcohol, overeating and other health factors.
• Ability to provide medical care and treatment of insurance and get immediately when symptoms first.
To learn more about important new cancer statistics, visit the American Cancer Society Web site.
Or if you or a loved one is faced with a diagnosis of cancer for something such as mesothelioma, make sure you find a local attorney in your area with specific experience in this area of the law.