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.
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“Artificial Intelligence (AI) has long since left its science fiction roots behind and has become immersed in manufacturing, supply chain, retail, and business. However, one space where it is set to really make a tangible, life-saving impact is in healthcare. Already there are applications in place that are providing essential care to people in underserved or developing areas, improving patient data care and management, and transforming diagnoses and patient care.”
In the UK, the National Healthcare Institute has started the Digitalhealth.London. This is an accelerator program designed to initiate faster technology adoption by utilizing the lastes in startup and SME invention.
“One of the most recent additions to the accelerator program is Trustedoctor, a global digital healthcare platform that makes it easier for cancer patients to access specialist care. DigitalHealth.London will be supporting Trustedoctor in deploying a solution that could help alleviate the complexities that surround ongoing cancer care and support.”
“Using the accelerator, Trustedoctor will connect with NHS stakeholders, industry investors, patients and other healthtech innovators so it can continually adapt its offering to suit what the NHS actually needs. The AI-powered solution opens up a world of oncology specialists to people who have been diagnosed with cancer, are undergoing treatment and who need medical support that they can trust while mitigating some of the biggest challenges facing the NHS when it comes to patient care.”
Check out this map that shows the mortality rate per 100,000 population for cervical cancer by county for the years 2012 to 2016. From the map we can see that the lighter shaded areas had a decrease in mortality while the darker shaded areas had an increase in mortality. Although cervical cancer is not the leading cause of cancer death among women  it is still of concern. To learn more about cervical cancer and what The American Cancer Society recommends click here.
By Julia Watson
Check out this map that shows the age-adjusted mortality rate of breast cancer among non Hispanic white women by county for the years 2013 to 2015 per 100,000 population.
By Julia Watson
Today’s map shows the rate of self reported pesticide related illness by state for the year of 2014 per 100,000 person. From the map we can see some states had rates ranging as low as 0.00 to 0.27 indicated by the yellow shading. In contrast some states, such as Alaska, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, New York, Kansas and Virginia had rates as high as 0.87 to 2.56 indicated by the dark blue shading. However, its important to note that because these are self-reported rates the date is subjected to under-reporting. In addition, because these exposures are self-reported both the type of pesticide and the degree of illness associated with the exposure may be mis-classified since the designation by the poison control center for both is based on the description provided by the caller.
According to the CDC farmworkers are among those when are subjected to pesticide exposure. For more information on migrant workers click here.
By Julia Watson
A mammogram is a screening tool used to screen for breast cancer. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and is one of the three most common cancers that causes death among women . For these reasons it is important for women who meet the breast cancer screening guidelines to undergo screening to detect any abnormalities or cancer early to quickly begin treatment. Check out this map that shows the percent of women who received mammogram screening in 2013 by county. From the map we can see some counties are shaded darker than others, indicating a higher percentage of women in these counties received mammogram screenings, such as counties within New York, Maine, and Road Island. In contrast, we can see some counties within states such as, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Oklahoma are shaded yellow/light orange indicating a low percent of women received mammograms.
For more information click here.
By Julia Watson
This interesting webpage displays toxic locations or superfund sites throughout the US based on the year it was discovered, the type of waste, the site’s hazardous ranking score, population size near the site, and race around the location. Brooke Singer and team wanted to show the areas of these superfund sites and provide a map that the community could interact with. Check the site out at www.toxicsites.us
Below is a full view of the US in 2015 and under is zoomed in on New Jersey in the New Brunswick area. Thanks www.toxicsites.us for the interesting map!