Report: Cancer is going to be the America's leading cause of death by 2030

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Report: Cancer is going to be the America's leading cause of death by 2030
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By 2030, cancer is going to be the United States' leading cause of death, according to a new report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The number of cancer cases diagnosed will increase by 45 percent to 2.3 million, and surpass heart disease as the country's deadliest health ailment.

And more bad news: The increase of patients battling cancer is going to "place a bigger burden on a field of medicine already stretched by physician shortages and financial difficulties," according to the report.

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