Medicine: Second: Cancer

Cancer is now the second worst killer in the U.S. (worst: heart diseases), replacing pneumonia, which has held the position in recent years. In cities, at least one of every 250 persons has cancer.

These facts were reported by Harold F. Dorn of the U.S. Public Health Service last week after the widest cancer census yet made. The Health Service attributes cancer's rise to second place partly to the lessening of other diseases (tuberculosis and pneumonia), partly to the actual increase of cancer. Officials add that the prevalence of cancer is probably much worse than the canvass showed, because many people...

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