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Cancer continues to be the second-leading cause of death in the U.S., exceeded only by cardiovascular disease.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2006: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2006. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus06.pdf

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2006: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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