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Sobering Cancer Predictions

November 16, 1998

It's estimated that in 1999, about 132,500 Californians will be diagnosed as having cancer. The number of deaths is estimated at 54,950, or about 150 a day.

Some of those cases will involve lung cancer. Here are some numbers for six Southern California counties:

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County New Cases Deaths Los Angeles 4,355 3,430 Orange 1,435 1,170 Riverside 980 750 San Bernardino 865 690 San Diego 1,620 1,240 Ventura 340 280

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Source: American Cancer Society

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