Medicine: Cancerous Growth

A frightening prediction last week cast a shadow on the healthy and growing figures of U.S. life expectancy (69 years). The prediction: 31 out of every 100 males and 36 out of every 100 females born in the U.S. this year will eventually die of cancer. Without cancer, these children could expect to live about 15 years longer.

The prediction was based on the U.S.'s largest cancer survey to date, conducted by the National Cancer Institute among 14.6 million people in ten large metropolitan areas. Reporting the results of the survey's findings in the...

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