Utah Ranks High in Prostate Cancer; Tracking Cases May be Reason

Utah Ranks High in Prostate Cancer; Tracking Cases May be Reason

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A new study says Utah ranks seventh in the nation when it comes to the number of cases of prostate cancer.

The new rankings were released yesterday by the Washington-based National Prostate Cancer Coalition.

At the end of 2001, the President's Cancer Panel listed Utah with the lowest overall cancer deaths among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

But by comparing known figures for all states, the National Prostate Cancer Coalition said prostate cancer is much more prevalent in Utah than previously thought.

Those numbers could be misleading, says Stephen Prescott. He heads the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City. Utah, he says, does a more thorough job of keeping track of cancer cases -- so it may appear that Utah has more prostate cancer when compared to other states, where data isn't as accurate.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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