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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., taking up to 800,000 lives each year. That's 30 percent of all deaths in the country.How many people die of cancer a year?
Each year 12.7 million people discover they have cancer and 7.6 million people die from the disease. However, evidence shows that 30 - 40 percent of these deaths can be prevented, and one-third can be cured through early diagnosis and treatment.