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Leukemia—Paleness, fatigue, weight loss, re- peated infections, easy bruising, bone and joint pain, nosebleeds.

Mouth and throat—A chronic ulcer of the mouth, tongue, or throat that does not heal.

Stomach—Indigestion and pain after eating, weight loss.

Laryngeal—Persistent cough, hoarse throat. Lymphoma—Enlarged, rubbery lymph nodes; itching; night sweats; unexplained fever and/or weight loss.

Prostate—Weak or interrupted urine flow; continuous pain in the lower back, pelvis, and/ or upper back.

Cervical and uterine—Bleeding between menstrual periods, unusual discharge, painful menstrual periods, heavy periods.

Endometrial—Bleeding between periods, unusual discharge, painful menstrual periods, heavy periods.

Ovarian—Often no obvious symptoms until it is in its later stages of development.

Testicular—Lump(s), enlargement of a tes- ticle, thickening of the scrotum, sudden collec- tion of fluid in the scrotum, pain or discomfort in a testicle or in the scrotum, mild ache in the lower abdomen or groin, enlargement or tender- ness of the breasts.


Here are some cancer statistics for the latest reporting yea , from the official 1996 ACS report: “The financial costs of cancer are great both for the individual and for society as a whole. The National Cancer Institute estimates overall costs for cancer at $104 billion; $35 billion for direct medical costs, $12 billion for morbidity costs (cost of lost productivity), and $57 billion


“Godliness is profitable unto all things; hav- ing promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”—1 Timothy 4:8.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want . . Thou preparest a table before me in the pres- ence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”—Psalm 23:1, 5.

“There is no want to them that fear Him . . They that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.”—Psalm 34:9-10.

“Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His


for mortality costs. Over half of the direct medi- cal costs are due to treatment of breast ($6 bil- lion), lung ($5 billion), and prostate ($5 billion) cancers. The cost of cancer screenings, includ- ing mammograms, Pap smears, and colorectal exams adds another $3 to $4 billion to overall cancer costs . .

“Who gets cancer? Anyone. Since incidence rises with age, most cases affect adults in mid- life or older. Among children ages 0-14, cancer causes more deaths in the U.S. than any other disease. In the 1980s, there were over 4.5 mil- lion cancer deaths, almost 9 million new can- cer cases, and some 12 million people under medical care for cancer.

“Lifetime risk refers to the probability that an individual, over the course of a lifetime, will develop cancer or die from it. In the U.S., men have a 1 in 2 lifetime risk of developing cancer, and for women the risk is 1 in 3 . . Smokers have a 10-fold relative risk of developing lung cancer compared with nonsmokers. This means that smokers are about 10 times more likely to develop lung cancer (or have a 900% increased risk) than nonsmokers . .

“How many new cases will there be this year? About 1,359,150 new cancers will be diagnosed. This estimate does not include carcinoma, in situ, basal, and squamous cell skin cancers. The incidence of these skin cancers is estimated to be over 800,000 cases annually . .

“How many people will die? This year about 554,740 will die of cancer—more than 1,500 people a day. One of every four deaths in the U.S. is from cancer . .

“At this time, the most frequent sites of can- cer deaths among men are lung, prostate, and colon and rectum cancer. None of the others are as anywhere near as large. In women, it is lung, breast, and colon and rectum.”—ACS, Cancer Facts and Figures: 1996.

righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”—Matthew 6:33.

“My God shall supply all your need, accord- ing to His riches in glory, by Christ Jesus.”— Philippians 4:19.

“Godliness with contentment is great gain . . Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.”—1 Timo- thy 6:6, 17.

“Ye shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land ye shall pos- sess.”—Deuteronomy 5:33.

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