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.
According to our study, 2 states had the highest proportion of cancer deaths linked to drinking alcohol. Learn more.
Climate change can make extreme weather events such as hurricanes and wildfires more frequent. These weather events can expose people to carcinogens and make it hard for people to get cancer care. In a recent commentary, American Cancer Society researchers suggested that everyone who cares about eliminating cancer take action to combat climate change and reduce their use of fossil fuels. Doing so may help prevent cancer and improve cancer outcomes.
For women with a certain genetic makeup, being overweight or obese significantly raises the risk for colorectal cancer, according to a recent study published in JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute.