Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How many chances to get cancer?

The United States has the highest rates of cancer of any country on the planet. According to the statistics, one in two men, and one in three women are expected to get cancer in their lifetime. One in eight American women has breast cancer, and only one out of every 10 breast cancer cases is attributed to genetics.

Ninety percent are triggered by environmental factors.

Samuel Epstein, MD, a scientist at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, one of the top experts on cancer prevention.

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