Analysis of Newspaper Research Results Paper

Analysis of Newspaper Research Results
University of Phoenix
HCS 438

Colorectal cancer is a term used to describe the cancer that begins in either the colon or the rectum. Though Colon and Rectum Cancers are two different diseases, there are more similarities than differences between them. Statistics is used to help monitor the increase and decreased numbers of individuals diagnosed with these diseases. This paper will examine the new research done on both age groups of Colorectal Cancer patients. These two age groups are those that were aged under and over the age of fifty.
Colorectal Cancer is most common in individuals aged fifty or older. According to The American Cancer Society (2009), “The chances of having colorectal cancer go up after age 50. More than 9 out of 10 people found to have colorectal cancer are older than 50” (para.4). With this risk factor affecting this age group, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention developed the National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign. This campaign encourages men and women over the age of fifty to have regular colorectal cancer screening tests.
For the past twenty years, the number of Colorectal Cancer diagnosis had been on a steady decline. Even though the number of cases had been decreasing, a new study has discovered a new increase of diagnoses within a certain age group. Rebecca L. Siegel, a manager of surveillance information in the department of surveillance and health policy research at the American Cancer Society, speaks of the new findings , "…we found that when you look at young adults, the rates are increasing fairly rapidly -- in great contrast to what's going on in the older population" (para. 3).
Sampling was used to prove the increase of colorectal cancer cases in individuals under the age of 50. According to the American Heritage Dictionary (2003), a sample is, “A set of elements drawn from and analyzed to estimate the characteristics of a population”. In most cases, the...