Cancer Prevention – The Risk Of Death From Cancer May Depend On Where You Live

Cancer Prevention – The Risk Of Death From Cancer May Depend On Where You Live

Health, Lifestyle
Risk of death and cancer prevention Cancer death rates are surging in some regions of the U.S. even as fatalities steadily decline nationwide, a new study suggests that we should be more concern with cancer prevention. Overall, the U.S. death rate from cancer has dropped about 20 percent from 1980 to 2014, the study found. Cancer fatalities now account for about 192 deaths for every 100,000 people in the U.S., down from 240 per 100,000 at the start of the study period. But in some parts of the country where poverty, obesity and smoking are more common, rates of death from cancer are going up. Cancer risk factors "Known cancer risk factors – smoking, diet, and obesity, among others – combined with poor prevention programs may increase cancer cases," said…
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