11 Cancer Stats That Might Surprise You

Getting diagnosed with cancer is a terrifying ordeal for anyone to go through, but research and modern medicine means that you are more likely to be cured now than ever before. Many cancers are preventable by living a healthy lifestyle, and while some cancers are hereditary, if they are caught early, patients recover quickly and go on to live normal, active lives. We’ve put together a list of some important statistics and figures about cancer, based on information from the American Cancer Society.

Smoking is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. It’s estimated that approximately 190,500 of the projected 600,920 cancer deaths this year will be due to smoking.

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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