Top 10 Causes of Death in the U.S


9. Cancer


Cancer can affect any one of any age, any time. It is a collection of diseases (abnormal cells) which mainly spread and grow out of control, interfering with essential systems which result in death.

Although any person can develop cancer, the risk of cancer increases with age and depends on every individual’s genetic factors or differences in exposure to carcinogens (like from smoking).

Lung cancer lies behind more deaths than any other type of cancer in both men and women. But, is it possible to prevent cancer ? Well, only a considerable proportion of cancers can be preventable, along with the ones caused by smoking and excessive use of alcohol.

According to World Cancer Research Fund, up to 1/3 of cancer cases in the US are associated to overweight, obesity, sedentary or poor nutrition. These all can be prevented.