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Cancer Q&A

Q: How common is cancer?

A: According to the American Cancer Society, about half of all men and one third of women will develop cancer. Cancer risk can be reduced by healthy lifestyle changes like diet, exercise, not using tobacco, and keeping up to date with preventive screenings.

Q: Is a cancer diagnosis ever linked to genetics?

A: Only about 5-10% of cancers are linked to genetics. Things people do and elements they are exposed to play a large role in developing cancer as well.

Q: What is the most common type of cancer for men and women?

A: In the United States, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and breast cancer are the most common.

* http://www.cancer.org/