CDC: Most cancers preventable

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A majority of cancer deaths are preventable.

That's according to a new study from the CDC, which found at least half of cancer deaths are caused by lifestyle choices like smoking, heavy drinking and obesity.

Those living a healthy lifestyle, had very low chances of getting cancer, and only a handful of fit individuals in the study, died from the disease.

Scientists say Americans need to stop thinking about cancer as bad luck, and realize it's mostly a disease we can prevent.

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