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g. , frequencies and survival) are often reported for years prior to 2000 for the SEER 18 and SEER 17 areas, and prior to 1992 for the SEER 13 areas. For these statistics, the SEER 9 registries contribute cases diagnosed from 1973 the current data year, except for Seattle-Puget Sound and Atlanta, which contribute cases beginning with 1974 and 1975, respectively. Los Angeles, San Jose-Monterey, Rural Georgia and the Alaska Native Tumor Registry.
That anecdotal evidence is consistent with reports generated from the Alaska Native Tumor Registry which says cancer was rare for all Alaska natives back in the 1950's. Now the rate has doubled in the last 30 years and cancer is the number one cause of death among Alaska natives. Registry-based reports blame tobacco for about 30 percent of the deaths, which were from lung cancer. Another 30 percent is from colorectal cancer, which some health professionals blame on low fiber, high fat diets.