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D., chair of the division of hematology/oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Florida.
Behavioral changes like stubbing out the smokes, using sunscreen, and cutting down on fast food can help reduce their risk, Dr.
That’s a problem, since vegetables are full of nutrients like fiber and antioxidants, which help curb cancer-promoting inflammation.
Plus, the city ranks 10th for having the most locals with cancer.
And while some forms of cancer have a highly heritable component—meaning the genes your mom and dad passed on to you can leave you vulnerable—there are some other factors that can raise your cancer risk, too. And, on the flip side, which places were safer havens for the big C. Here’s what top doctors do to prevent cancer.) Here in the “Sunshine City”—nicknamed for its world-record 768 consecutive days of sunshine—residents eat more fruits and vegetables than the other 99 cities on the list.
Related: 5 Man-Killing Cancers You Might Not Spot Until It’s Too Late Here are the most cancer-prone cities and the least. That’s great for cancer prevention, but they have some other unhealthy habits that seem to be bringing them down.
Case in point: It seems that residents are soaking in the sun and ocean-side views from the comfort of their beach chairs. Petersburg ranked 10th-worst overall for measures of activity, meaning they’re living way too sedentary a lifestyle.
Big problem, since sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of dying from cancer by 17 percent, according to a review published in the Another problem: Advanced age. Pete’s ranks 3rd for the number of residents in the most at-risk age range, 55-74, according to the National Cancer Institute.
In fact, it’s the second-leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 595,000 people last year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
That’s bad news, but to make it even worse, guys seem especially at risk: Men are 1.4 times more likely to die from cancer than women are, according to the National Cancer Institute. This month, Metrogrades analyzed data on cancer prevalence, lifestyle factors, health behaviors, and other criteria (full methodology listed below) from 100 cities in America to discover which ones had the greatest cancer risk.
D., associate professor of urology at the University of Florida.