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Cancer deaths down 20% in two decades

January 10, 2014

A new report from the American Cancer Society shows a steady decline in the death rate from cancer in the U.S. over the past 20 years. “Cancer Statistics, 2014, ”shows the rate for men and women combined fell 20 percent from its peak in 1991 to 2010 – the most recent year for which data is available.


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CDC’s hard-hitting anti-smoking campaign is back

Emotional messages, real life stories
April 3, 2013

Last year’s national education ad campaign, "Tips from Former Smokers," was so successful that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new series of ads along the same lines.


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Report points to cancer risk from chemicals used to treat drinking water

February 28, 2013

Chemicals used to treat drinking water for millions of Americans may raise the risk of cancer and lead to other unintended health hazards, according to a report released today by the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy organization.


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Is your job making you sick?

Canadian study seeks answers
January 17, 2013

A new study, funded by the Canadian Cancer Society, will examine the human and economic impact of workplace exposure to 44 known or suspected carcinogens and their links to 27 types of cancer. The study's main goals are to quantify - for the first time - how serious the problem is in Canada by estimating the number of new cancer cases and cancer deaths that can be attributed to workplace factors, and also to weigh the economic impact.


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Study details cost of cancer in employees

December 13, 2012

Cancer in U.S. workers leads to productivity losses of more than 33 million disability days per year, according to a study in the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Most affected: smaller companies.


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Stigma of ‘smokers’ disease’ stifles fight against no. 1 killer, lung cancer

About 15 percent of lung cancer cases are in people who never smoked
November 19, 2012

Lung cancer takes more lives than any other cancer. This year it will kill an estimated 160,340 Americans – more than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Yet while lung cancer remains largely a death sentence — just 15.9 percent of those diagnosed are alive five years later — the federal government funds far less research on the disease than on other common cancers.


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Study spotlights high breast cancer risk for plastics workers

November 19, 2012

For more than three decades, women working in the plastic automotive parts factories in Windsor, Ontario have complained of dreadful conditions in many of this city’s plants: Pungent fumes and dust that caused nosebleeds, headaches, nausea and dizziness.


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Big Tobacco wreaking havoc on global economy, say health experts

November 6, 2012

A panel of global experts on health and economics are warning that the tobacco industry is having a devastating impact on productivity, trade, and the global economy. According to the new edition of The Tobacco Atlas, during 2000–2004, the value of cigarettes sold in the United States alone averaged $71 billion per year, while cigarette smoking was responsible for an estimated $193 billion in annual health-related economic losses.
 


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2, 2012

Not counting some kinds of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, according the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is using the month of October to urge women to get mammograms on a regular basis.


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Wiley X Inc. supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, contributing to year-around efforts with sales of Lacey sunglasses

October 2, 2012

This October, Wiley X®, Inc. will once again be supporting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) in its worldwide effort to raise awareness of breast cancer and fund the search for a cure to this disease that impacts the lives of so many women and families.


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