Cancer facts and figures

POSTED: 8:29 AM PDT October 13, 2011    UPDATED: 12:45 PM PST February 20, 2013 
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. A total of 1,638,910 new cancer cases and 577,190 deaths from cancer are projected to occur in the U.S. in 2012 alone. Find out some facts and figures from 2011 behind cancer according to the American Cancer Society.