Cancer deaths decline for second year in a row
The number of Americans who died of cancer fell for the second year in a row, the American Cancer Society said on Wednesday.

With the exception of Asian Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives were the least likely to suffer from cancer or die from cancer. But officials warned that better data is needed.

Going by types of cancer, Native men and women were more likely to suffer or die from kidney cancer than any other racial or ethnic groups. This could be linked to high rates of alcohol abuse in Native communities.

The American Cancer Society also pointed out that Native Americans are more likely to use tobacco products than other groups, increasing their risk of lung cancer.

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