Most US Adults Unaware of Two Major Cancer Risk Factors

Results from the National Cancer Opinion Survey, undertaken by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in collaboration with the Harris Poll, indicate that only 31% realized that a high body mass index increases the risk for cancer (colon, breast, high-grade prostate, and uterine cancers). Furthermore,  only 30% recognized that drinking alcohol raises risk (for esophageal, breast, and colon cancers).

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