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Joe’s Journal: Cancer Risks In Nevada

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File photo of a breast cancer procedure. (credit: SEBASTIEN NOGIER/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a breast cancer procedure. (credit: SEBASTIEN NOGIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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Joe takes a look at new research that Nevadans have more of a chance to be diagnosed with cancer then neighboring states. As reported by KTNV, Doctors say a big reason is the prevalence of smoking in casinos here, compared to California, Utah and Arizona. Additionally, survival rates for breast cancer in Northern Nevada are at about 82 percent after four years, which is roughly the national average. But in Southern Nevada they are almost 10 percentage points lower.

Report provided by Katie Crowther of KTNV.com. Her full report can be found here.

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