Linda Ohr

Linda Milo Ohr

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S., exceeded only by heart disease. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that about 555,500 Americans are expected to die of cancer this year, more than 1,500 people a day.

Table 1—Leading sites of new cancer cases and deaths, 2002 estimatesa. From American Cancer Society, Inc., Surveillance ResearchAbout 16 million new cancer cases have been diagnosed since 1990, and about 1,284,900 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2002. Prostate cancer in males and breast cancer in females rank the highest among new cancer cases in 2002. They are also the second…

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Linda Milo Ohr is a food scientist and writer based in Highlands Ranch, Colo. ([email protected]).
Linda Ohr