Number of new cases of cancer in the year. Cancer, also called malignant neoplasm, is a class of diseases in which a cell or a group of cells display uncontrolled growth (division beyong the normal limits), invasion (intrusion on and destruction of adjacent tissues) and sometimes metastasis (spread to other locations in the body).
Public health, the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, is concerned with threats to the health of a community based on population health analysis. By monitoring patterns of health and illness, including incidence of disease and causes of death, we are able to identify where and in what populations the disease occurs, better identify its causes and risk factors, and measure what preventive actions effectively reduce disease and death.
In 2020, the age-adjusted rate per 100,000 of Cancer Incidence in Alachua County was 470 compared to Florida at 431.2. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.
Alachua County is in the third quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the age-adjusted rate per 100,000 of Cancer Incidence is less in about half of the counties, and more in about one quarter of the countiess. The map illustrates county data by quartile. When fewer than 51 counties have data or zero values, no quartile map will be presented.Links: Healthy People 2030 | Other Resource