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20 Behaviors That Significantly Increase the Risk of Cancer

The Active Times Logo By Hristina Byrnes of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 21: In America, the disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue, kills more than half a million people a year, making cancer the second leading cause of death in the country, exceeded only by heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 1,600 people a day died of cancer in the U.S. in 2013 alone.

20 Behaviors That Significantly Increase the Risk of Cancer

In America, the disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue, kills more than half a million people a year, making cancer the second leading cause of death in the country, exceeded only by heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 1,600 people a day died of cancer in the U.S. in 2013 alone.

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