In honor of National Cancer Survivors' Day local residents participated in a Celebration of Life Walk from Centennial Hall through town and ended with a stop at the state Capitol steps. There are more than 100 types of cancers. Worldwide, the five most common types of cancer that kill women are breast, lung, stomach, colorectal and cervical; for men it is lung, stomach, liver, colorectal and esophageal. The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. The United States ranks ninth in the world with 321 cancer deaths per 100,000 people. Cancer amounts to over 13 percent of deaths worldwide.
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