Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cancer to Become Number One Killer

CBS News | cbs6albany.com | April 3, 2014

ALBANY — Cancer will soon overtake heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States. A new study shows the number of cancer cases will increase by 45% in the next two decades. The local medical community is already starting to brace for an influx of new patients. Most of us have been personally impacted by cancer or at least know someone who has but the number of new cancer cases is expected to almost double in the next 16 years according to report by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 

"This is a problem that has been recognized as brewing up over the past few years. There are more people with cancer and less people to care for them," says Dr. Howard Schlossberg of New York Oncology Hematology.

"There's no magic vitamin that will prevent things from ever happening but if you live a healthy life and remain as healthy as possible you'll lower your chances," he adds.

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