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Cancer Clusters

Why are so many people dying of cancer in my community?

You may be concerned about the number of people you know who have died of cancer. In the United States, cancer is the second leading cause of death and over half a million people die each year from cancer. Some people can live with cancer a long time because their cancer is slow growing, they get diagnosed and treated early, or there are good treatment options. Early cancer detection and treatment in a community can help lower the number of people who die from cancer.