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Tobacco: Cancer from smoking claims more than 168,000 lives. Targeting anti-smoking campaigns for children and teens could help reduce the smoking toll in this country. The report applauded the 1,093 cities and municipalities that have passed smoke-free legislation.
Obesity: The report states that body mass index "was significantly associated with higher death rate from 11 types of cancer in men and 12 types of cancer in women." ACS estimates that the current patterns of obesity in the U.S. account for 1 in 7 cancer deaths in men and 1 in 5 cancer deaths for women. The ACS recommends that Americans eat less fatty, processed foods and more fruits and vegetables and also get more physical activity incorporated into their daily lives.
Cancer screening: In this often-controversial area, the ACS report recommends:
Women begin undergoing yearly mammograms starting at age 40 and clinical breast exams should be done at least every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s.
Men and women should undergo routine colorectal screening beginning at age 50.
Men who are 50 and older, and who have a life expectancy of at least 10 years, should begin undergoing routine prostate cancer screening with PSA. Men at high risk, including African-American men and those with a family history of the disease, should begin testing at age 45.
Cervical cancer screening should begin for all women by the time they turn 21 and earlier if they have been sexually active. Screening should be carried out every two years with a Pap smear. At age 30, if women have had three normal consecutive test results, they can undergo Pap smears every two to three years instead.
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