The Weekly: Breast cancer tops lung cancer, cancer patients and COVID vaccines, and more

Published on February 5, 2021

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Breast cancer tops lung cancer as most diagnosed cancer in the world, new report says

THURSDAY, February 4, 2021 (CNN)—Breast cancer in women has surpassed lung cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world, according to a new report.

The paper, published in the CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians on Thursday, estimates that there were about 2.3 million new cases of female breast cancer last year, making up 11.7% of all new cancer cases. Meanwhile, lung cancer made up 11.4% of total cases diagnosed, according to the new report.

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February is National Cancer Prevention Month

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Check out our Seven Steps to Prevent Cancer, download A Guide to Preventing Cancer, and review the other resources on our website. What steps will you take this month to reduce your cancer risk?

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