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The Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Facts & Figures, 2023-2024 is an educational companion for “Updated Review of Major Cancer Risk Factors and Screening Test Use in the United States, with a Focus on Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” a scientific paper published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention.
In the United States for 2023, 45% of the 609,820 cancer deaths estimated to occur are expected to be attributable to cancer risk factors that are all potentially modifiable. For instance, people can make efforts to change their lifestyle to reduce the risk of cancer from:
Cancer screening tests can also help prevent thousands of additional cancer cases and deaths.
This Facts & Figures report provides the latest data and information on the:
See the press release: "New ACS Report Finds Smoking, Alcohol Use, Physical Inactivity Decreased During COVID-19; Worsening Trends in Obesity, Cervical Cancer Screening"
More than 15% of cancer cases and cancer deaths are related to the combined effects of excess body weight, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diet. Many of these cancers could be prevented, which is why ACS researchers continue to conduct studies that help people know what to do to protect themselves against cancer.
Factors that prevent a person from getting to (accessing) quality health care and services, which may include lack of adequate health insurance, location of health centers, available transportation, and time off from work.
Suggested citation: Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures 2023-2024. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2023-2024.
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