Cancer Registries’ Value for You
Dr. Loria Pollack explains the importance of cancer registry data to understanding how cancer affects the United States.
Have you ever wondered, “How do we know what causes cancer?” or “Who is most likely to get cancer and why?” Learn what a cancer registry is and how they help answer these important questions.
Sometimes it seems like a lot of people who live in a certain area are getting cancer, and people wonder if something in the environment might be causing it. Cancer registry data can help.
Example: The high lung cancer rates in Appalachian Kentucky aren’t only due to smoking. Cancer-causing elements in rocks are partly to blame.