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Cancer statistics for Maverick County show surprising trend

In a span of 24 years 5.7 % of the entire Maverick County population since 1995 to 2017 (24 years) have been diagnosed and battled with some type of Cancer. Under these statistics, 1 out of every 417 residents will develop some type of cancer in their lifetime.

Statistics from the Texas Cancer Registry show that approximately 3,028 Cancer cases were reported in our area from 1995 to 2014. The total amount of numbers per year included 122 new Cancer Cases reported in Maverick County during 1995. 114 more in 1996, 147 in 1997 increasing to 345 total cases. 147 cases in 1998. 149 cases to 641 in 1999.150 new cases going to 791 in 2000. 142 cases in 2001, 148 cases in 2002 increasing to 1081 cancer cases. 141 new cases in 2003 or 1,222 total cases, 138 new Cancer cases in 2004, 164 new cases during 2005, 178 cases more during 2006 going to 1,702 total Cancer Cases reported in Maverick County.

During 2007 it went up to 1,850 cases or an 8.6% (148) increase, 163 more cases in 2008, 173 cases during 2009, 173 more during 2010, 174 in 2011, 2012 had 180 new cases, 162 new cases in 2013 and 153 more during 2014.

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Percentage wise with a starting point of 122 New Cancer cases during 1995, Cancer grew by 2,381 percent in 21 years from 1995 to 2014 in Maverick County. The average amount of cases per year in accordance to 21 years of diagnosis averages to 144 new Cancer cases per year from 1995 to 2014.

Under this guide the probabilities that even through the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 the average amount of new cases per year remained steady at 144 from 2015 to 2017.

Under this finding, the percentage growth of Cancer cases in Maverick County establish that one out of every 417 persons from a 60,000-population structure, living in Maverick will develop some type of cancer within their lifetime.

These totals don’t account for the number of people that are diagnosed and receive treatments elsewhere

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