Health Day fEBRUARY 2017

Cancer statistics and how the impact Twitch:

The American Cancer Society's estimates for cervical cancer in the United States for 2017 are: About 12,820 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed. About 4,210 women will die from cervical cancer. Cervical cancer tends to occur in midlife. Most cases are found in women younger than 50. It rarely develops in women younger than 20. Many older women do not realize that the risk of developing cervical cancer is still present as they age. More than 15% of cases of cervical cancer are found in women over 65.

Top 5 cancers among women in the USA

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States and the second leading cause in men. It is expected to cause about 50,260 deaths during 2016

Top 5 cancers among men in the USA

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for the number of colorectal cancer cases in the United States for 2017 are: 95,520 new cases of colon cancer 39,910 new cases of rectal cancer. Overall, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is: about 1 in 21 (4.7%) for men and 1 in 23 (4.4%) for women. This risk is slightly lower in women than in men. A number of other factors (described in Colorectal cancer risk factors) can also affect your risk for developing colorectal cancer.

With regular educational sessions regarding employee health, early detection and the importance of screening for cancer a lot of lives can be saved.

In 2017 in the U.S., there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases...

That means there will be 3 new cancer cases every minute...

With these states having the highest estimated deaths for 2017:

  1. California
  2. Florida
  3. Texas
  4. New York
  5. Pennsylvania

Health Day Overview:

UDoTest participated alongside Launchpad Digital Health at Twitch’s wellness day. UDoTest also shared the day with Discovery in order to promote employee wellness. We aimed to create awareness regarding the cancer in the United States of America. UDoTest was situated in the Twitch main boardroom on the third floor together with nurses and fitness instructors. All the separate wellness providers was situated in the main boardroom, while Discovery was on the ground floor. Prior to the event UDoTest sent out an emailer with information on what UDoTest and the products are all about.

Attendance: 250 employees took the time to come to the UDoTest stand. 163 employees completed the UDoTests. 100 UDoFemaleTest and 63 UDoMaleTest.

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