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    Benefit of maintaining massive collection of data for cancer

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    Details: Even with the use of registries to share medical procedures, treatment methods, and medical information, cancer remains a major cause of death in the United States. Is there any real benefit to the purpose behind developing and maintaining this massive collection of data in the cancer registries? Are they prone to errors?

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    The benefits of cancer registries are massive. Collected information is used to monitor every cancer patient's progress. In so doing, doctors will be able to determine what would be the best treatment regimen to prepare for each and individual case. Also, with those observations at hand, it can be used as a baseline data for further research to find possible cures for specific cancer case ("Cancer Registry Frequently Asked Questions, Cancer Registry, Seattle," n.d.). The point here is, cancer registries are not magic formulas. While they ...

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