According to the National Program for Cancer Registries (NPCR) and the United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) for females in MN in 2007 percentages include the following:
1. Lung and bronchus, 36.9
Clean air is important. Why is it important to not smoke? I think we all know about the toxins in cigs. Why we shouldn’t we be living in a toxin free environment?
2. Female breast cancer is 20.9
3. Colon and rectum cancer is 1.5
4. Pancreatic cancer is8.9
5. Ovarian cancer is 7.2
6. Lukemia is 6.1
Source: CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Not go go on a bird walk, but I think that it is worth noting that our state has the worst percentage of women who report binge drinking.
According to the MN Healhy People Profile:
What do we do a good job at?
We rank 27 in people getting cholesterol and pap smear tests.
We rank 35 in routine check ups.