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According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2014, an estimated 1,665,540 people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer, and 585,720 will die of cancer. As unsettling a statistic as this is, it's even more sobering to know that up to 35% of the premature deaths from cancer could have been avoided through screening. (These estimates vary from 3% to 35%, depending on a variety of assumptions.)
Fortunately, you can take steps to greatly reduce your risk of developing certain forms of cancer. Our specialists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have compiled the top risk factors and screening recommendations for you to use in concert with your health care provider. Read about screening recommendations for:
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