Common Risk Factors for the Deadliest Cancers

Cancer in America

Cancer is now the second leading cause of death in America, accounting for almost 575,000 deaths in 2010 alone. Here is a list of the six deadliest cancers and the common risk factors for these cancers. In this case, “deadliest” refers to overall cancer statistics, which include both prevalence and mortality, rather than the mortality rate alone.

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March 12, 2014

Last Updated:
July 1, 2014