Cancer is the leading cause of death in MN among men and women. When all cancers are combined into one group, cancer is the 7th most frequent chronic disease. Breast cancer accounts for 37% of the top ten cancers that occurred among MN women in 2015. In general, lung and bronchus cancer constitute the leading cause of cancer deaths, with the second highest rate of incidence but the number one death rate (source: Chronic Conditions in Minnesota).
In general, lung and bronchus cancer have the highest burden. According to Lauby-Secretan et al, “12 cancer types were chosen on the basis of their association with obesity according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer: colorectal, oesophageal (adenocarcinoma), gallbladder, gastric cardia, kidney, liver and intrahepatic bile duct, multiple myeloma, pancreatic, and thyroid cancer, and, in women, uterine corpus (including endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma), breast, and ovarian cancer. Meningioma is related to obesity, but was excluded because of its rarity in young adults based on the number of cases from the registries.” (Lauby-Secretan B, Scoccianti C, Loomis D, et al. Body fatness and
cancer—viewpoint of the IARC working group. N Engl J Med 2016; 375: 794–98.)
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