While Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up less than 5% of the total U.S. population, they account for more than 50% of Americans living with chronic hepatitis B.
In 2011, about 21 percent of adults who smoke traditional cigarettes had used electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, up from about 10 percent in 2010, according to a study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Overall death rates from cancer declined from 2000 through 2009 in the United States, maintaining a trend seen since the early 1990s. Among men, the overall rate of cancer incidence fell by an average of 0.6 percent annually from 2000 through 2009. Cancer incidence rates were stable among women during the same time period and rose by 0.6 percent per year among children.
One in 30 baby boomers – the generation born from 1945 through 1965 – has been infected with hepatitis C, and most don’t know it. A simple, one-time blood test could 120,000 lives, the CDC says.
What do you do when you’ve finished treatment?How do you coordinate your ongoing care with your primary care doc? How do you keep track of your medical records and get the right information to the right people about what you’ve been through? Gilda’s Club has some answers.
Deaths from cancer in the U.S. declined from 1999 to 2008, maintaining a trend seen since the early 1990s. Mortality fell for most cancer types, including the four most common types of cancer in the United States — lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate –, although the rate of decline varied by cancer type and across racial and ethnic groups.
Cancer’s impact on the developing world goes largely unrecognized and unaddressed, panelists said at a Seattle World Affairs Council event held Wednesday night at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
UW students team up with local community groups to raise hepatitis B awareness among Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and new immigrant groups.
A free half-day workshop on hepatitis B will be held Saturday, Dec. 4th at the Asian Counseling & Referral Services Community Hall on Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.
The workshop’s talks will be given by Dr. Chia Wang, an infectious disease specialist at Virginia Mason Medical Center and Dr. Stephen Chen, a cancer specialist at Polyclinic First Hill.