Lack of progress in curbing tobacco use and in providing adequate access to health care and cancer screening tests could negatively affect cancer survivorship, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society (http://www.cancer.org/downloads/STT/CPED_2008.pdf).
The society's annual report, Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts and Figures 2008, reveals that approximately 21% of adults and 23% of high school students currently smoke and that the prevalence of smoking in high school students remained about the same from 2003 to 2005, after declining from 1997 to 2003.
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