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How common is cancer?

Dr. Kathleen Hall
Preventive Medicine
Over 1 million people every year are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in both women and men. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Approximately one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women ages 35 to 54. Colon cancer will be diagnosed in 140,000 people each year and more than 30,000 men will die of the disease.
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Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
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Cancer is a frightening prospect for most people, and with good reason. It's the second leading killer in the United States, accounting for 22% of all deaths annually. Each year, more than a million Americans are diagnosed with cancer, and more than half a million die from cancer.
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