Albert Carlson was a resident of Afton, Minnesota, who passed away peacefully at home on July 8, 2022, after courageously battling cancer. He was 79 years old and survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, who enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and spending time with his family. He was also a veteran of the Vietnam War and a retired engineer. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
According to his obituary, a memorial service was held on July 15, 2022, at the Afton United Methodist Church, followed by a private interment at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations were suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Afton United Methodist Church. The obituary also thanked the hospice team and the church community for their care and support during his illness.
Albert Carlson was one of the many people who lost their lives to cancer, a disease that affects millions of people around the world. According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, accounting for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. The most common types of cancer are lung, breast, colorectal, prostate, skin, and stomach cancer. The risk factors for cancer include tobacco use, alcohol use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, environmental pollution, and genetic predisposition. The prevention and early detection of cancer are crucial for reducing the mortality and morbidity of the disease. The treatment options for cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy. The outcomes of cancer depend on the type, stage, and location of the cancer, as well as the patient’s age, health, and response to treatment. The quality of life and psychological well-being of cancer patients and their families are also important aspects of cancer care.