FACTBOX: U.S. to have 1.4 million new cancer cases in 2007

WASHINGTON Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:42am EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Laws and policies regulating tobacco, the food industry and advertising need to be changed to encourage healthy lifestyles and prevent cancer, according to a report issued on Thursday by a presidential panel.

Here are some facts about cancer.

The American Cancer Society predicts more than 1.4 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer, the No. 2 killer in the United States after heart disease, in 2007, and that 559,650 will die.

Some of the most deadly cancers are:

-- Lung...............213,380 new cases, 160,390 deaths

-- Colon and rectum...153,760 new cases, 52,180 deaths

-- Breast.............180,510 new cases, 40,910 deaths

-- Pancreas............37,170 new cases, 33,370 deaths

-- Prostate...........218,890 new cases, 27,050 deaths

-- Leukemia............44,240 new cases, 21,790 deaths

-- Lymphoma (Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin)

...71,380 new cases, 19,730 deaths

-- Liver, bile duct....19,160 new cases, 16,780 deaths

-- Ovarian.............22,430 new cases, 15,280 deaths

-- Kidney..............51,190 new cases, 12,890 deaths

-- Brain...............20,500 new cases, 12,740 deaths

-- Stomach.............21,260 new cases, 11,210 deaths

-- Melanoma............59,940 new cases, 8,110 deaths

-- Uterus..............39,080 new cases, 7,400 deaths

-- Cervical............11,150 new cases, 3,670 deaths

Cancers linked with obesity include: breast, prostate, pancreas, esophagus, endometrial, colon and rectum, liver, gallbladder, kidney, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.

Cancers linked with low levels of physical activity include: colon, rectum, endometrial, breast, kidney, ovary, prostate, lung and testis.

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