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Report: Cancer Risk Higher Among Uneducated Americans

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 in Cancer

By Alex Murashko Higher education appears to be a game changer when it comes to cancer, according to an American Cancer Society report released Friday. The report shows that the gap in cancer death rates between college grads and those who only went to high school is widening. Cancer death rates for those who didn’t finish high school are almost three times higher than those of college graduates. The gap was especially wide for lung cancer, but it was also markedly large for breast, colon, and prostate cancer. For lung cancer, the death rate was five times higher among the least educated...

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