Cancer Report: Upstate VS Downstate

Jul 23, 2012

The American Cancer Society is out with a new report that shows significantly higher rates of cancer in upstate New York compared with New York City. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports

Advocates are calling the report, "The Cancer Burden in New York State," a wake-up call: the paper breaks 2011 cancer statistics down by county, using numbers provided by the New York State Cancer Registry. Among the findings: in that year, more than 107-thousand New Yorkers were diagnosed with cancer and more than 34-thousand died from the disease. Prostate cancer in New York's most common cancer, while Lung Cancer ranks as the single largest cancer killer, causing nearly 9-thousand deaths.