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Quality of life index

By TIMES WIRES
Published January 22, 2007


1,444,920 Estimated number of new cancer cases expected in the United States in 2007.

106,560 Estimated number of new cancer cases expected in Florida in 2007, more than any state but California.

559,650 Estimated number of cancer deaths expected nationally in 2007.

40,430 Estimated number of cancer deaths expected to occur in Florida during 2007, more than any state but California.

12,360 Estimated number of lung and bronchus cancer deaths expected this year in Florida.

3,530 Estimated number of colon and rectal cancer deaths expected this year * Florida.

2,700 Estimated number of breast cancer deaths expected this year in Florida.

2,350 Estimated number of pancreatic cancer deaths expected this year in Florida.

2,180 Estimated number of prostate cancer deaths expected this year in Florida.

7 Florida's rank among states with the highest breast cancer survival rates from 1999-2003.

7 Florida's rank among states with the highest colon and rectal cancer survival rates among women during that time.

2 Florida's rank among states with the highest prostate cancer survival rates during that time.

Source: American Cancer Society, CA: A Cancer Journal For Clinicians.