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Iowa's cancer problem

Posted on AllSides February 22nd, 2024
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Iowa has the second-highest rate of new cancer cases in the country for the second straight year, according to a new report by the Iowa Cancer Registry (ICR). Why it matters: An estimated 6,100 Iowans are projected to die from cancer this year. • While multiple factors contribute to the state's dire number, a cancer risk that Iowans can control is alcohol consumption, per the report. State of play: After Iowa's high ranking last year, ICR focused on trying to find out why, as well as any "modifiable" behaviors that...

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