Cancer (medical term: malignant neoplasm) is a class of diseases in which a cell, or a group of cells display uncontrolled growth (division beyond the normal limits), invasion (intrusion on and destruction of adjacent tissues), and sometimes metastasis (spread to other locations in the body via lymph or blood).
Cancer is a leading cause of death in the United States and Florida. The most common cause of cancer-related death is lung cancer.
In 2020, the age-adjusted rate per 100,000 population of Deaths From Cancer (All) in Alachua County was 156.0 compared to Florida at 138.7. Since the oldest age at death varies, an ending age of 999 is used to retrieve all records up to and including the oldest age.
Alachua County is in the third quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the situation occurs less often in about one half of the counties, and it occurs more often in about one quarter of the counties. The map illustrates county data by quartile. It is shown when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.Links: Healthy People 2030|Florida Health Resources
Age-adjusted Deaths From Cancer, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2020
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Age-adjusted Deaths From Cancer, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year