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A 2018 study found that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors. This study, which was published by the American Cancer Society, found that 45 percent of cancer deaths and 42 percent of diagnosed cancer cases could be attributed to modifiable risk factors. Along with diet and smoking, the study also cited sun exposure and alcohol use as cancer-causing lifestyle choices.
On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Timothy Moynihan, an emeritus oncologist at Mayo Clinic, will discuss lifestyle and cancer risk. Also on the program, Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan, an otolaryngologist at Mayo Clinic, will explain how 3D printing is being used by surgeons to prepare for complex procedures. And we'll have a conversation with Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic's president and CEO, who is retiring at year's end.
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