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The latest statistics about the major cancer risk factors and screening test use in the United States are now available in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention and in the American Cancer Society Report Cancer Prevention and Early Detection, 2021-2022.
Read the Cancer Facts & Figures 2021, for the latest estimates, information and statistics for deaths related to cancer.
Some of the most common New Year's resolutions – to lose weight, exercise more, and quit smoking – are healthy habits that can help you lower your cancer risk and benefit you for the rest of your life.
Smoking cigarettes is the biggest risk factor for lung cancer and causes about 80% of deaths from the disease. But people who don’t smoke can develop lung cancer too. A new study found that out of 100 people in the United States who were recently diagnosed with lung cancer, about 12 of them (12%) had never smoked cigarettes.
If you’re a smoker, quitting is a good idea no matter how long you’ve had the habit. And you don’t have to wait to reap the benefits. They start to kick in almost immediately.
May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, an annual awareness day sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1987 to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and encourage governments to adopt effective policies to reduce smoking and other tobacco use.
Researchers from the American Cancer Society found that sales by e-cigarette maker JUUL bounced back from a dip within weeks after it removed most of its flavored products from stores.
Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams issued the first Surgeon General’s report on smoking cessation in 30 years. It reviews and updates the latest research on Americans’ attempts to quit smoking, what works, and why it’s so important.