In 2016, about 38,000 Americans died from gun-related wounds — a death rate of about 12 per 100,000 people.
In 2014, about 630,000 Americans were diagnosed with one of these weight-related cancers, the report says.
The two most frequent areas of misinformation involve breast cancer and colorectal cancer.
The psychotherapist hosts “Conversations With Kelly,” a popular series of public discussions focused on cancer treatment and survival.
The uncomfortable (and seldom told) truth regarding the current state of cancer treatment is this: Many new cancer “breakthroughs” and therapies are overhyped.
The findings suggest that communities could greatly increase the health of their residents by implementing policies that increase active commuting, particularly cycling.
“The best prevention is to immunize people,” said Dr. Jane Korn, medical director of health promotion and chronic disease at the Minnesota Department of Health.
The overall cancer death rate declined during the period 2010-2014 by 1.8 percent per year in men, 1.4 percent per year in women and 1.6 percent per year in children.
The change is likely related to skyrocketing rates of obesity as well as changes in lifestyle behaviors, especially unhealthy dietary patterns and lower levels of physical activity.
President Trump has promised to slash regulations and “streamline” the FDA to help companies get their drugs and devices to market more quickly.
The bottom line: no more excuses. It appears that any exercise — even if it’s only on the weekends — is better than none.
According to the CDC report, Minnesota has one of the lowest tobacco-related cancer rates in the country.
The rate at which children in the United States are dying from cancer has declined by 20 percent during the past 15 years, a recent report says.
“The burden of cancer due to being overweight or obese is more extensive than what has been assumed,” said cancer-prevention specialist Dr. Graham Colditz.
Vacuuming, gardening and other daily physical activities can help meet exercise goals, researchers stress.
“The ticking of the bodyclock,” science writer Jessa Gamble reports, “can help us fight cancer, safeguard our hearts, time our meals, and enhance our intelligence.”
For women, the study showed “a markedly strong relationship between long work hours and the prevalence of heart disease, non-skin cancer, arthritis, and diabetes.”
The rates of palliative-care consultations and do-not-resuscitate orders are higher among patients with cancer or dementia.
The behaviors are ones we’re all familiar with: Stay tobacco-free. Maintain a healthy weight. Drink alcohol only moderately, if at all. And be physically active.
Afinitor, for example, has been shown to delay the growth, or progression, of tumors by a few months, but it has not been shown to help people live longer, an investigative report finds.