HIV Linked to Increased Risk for Both First and Second Primary Cancer Incidence

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Did you know? “The most common types of cancer that inflict people living with HIV are non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Kaposi sarcoma, lung cancer, anal cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, correctional cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, oral/pharyngeal cancer, female breast cancer, and cervical cancer.” In the United states,  that are diagnosed with HIV have a 50% chance of being diagnosed with cancer and are less likely to be treated.these are due to the certain disparities that are available. The factors that contribute to these disparities has not be known yet.

There is a new NCCN Guidelines that provides general advice,and also  specific treatment recommended  for non-small cell lung cancer, anal cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, and cervical cancer. it also emphasizes the importance of working with a HIV personnel.  The guideline also urges that people should be offered the same cancer therapy irrespective of their HIV status.



Mission Possible: Addressing Health Disparities in Heart Disease and Stroke Outcomes

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of  death in the united states. The prevalence of heart disease is higher in certain groups of people. These group of people include those associated with poverty and lack of education. Also, people associated with racial and ethnic minorities. Areas such as Southeast, Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, experience a higher prevalence in heart disease because they experience a lower education rate and a higher poverty rate. They also have a hard time accessing health care and community supports. Heart diseases today are characterized by tobacco use, poor diet and lack of physical activity. Public health helps to prevent and reduce tobacco use, improve nutrition, increase opportunities for physical activity. this helps control the rate of heart disease in some populations.

The data is in: Americans who don’t finish high school are less healthy than the rest of the US

“…adults with no high school diploma or GED are consistently at the greatest risk for the leading causes of disease and death.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans who do not finish high school are behind in terms of living a healthy life compared to those with a GED degree. Although people with less than a high school education has experienced a decline in heart disease, this population consistently reported the highest percent for heart disease. Adults with higher education also do better in terms of smoking as well. Education is very important in living a healthy life. Report shows that people that have at least a high school degree an aid in taking medications properly; interpreting medication labels or food labels; and finding the appropriate preventive care….