New Cases of Cancer by Risk Factor
To identify cancer cases associated with preventable risk factors.
- Risk behavior: smoking, exposure to secondhand smoke, obesity, and alcohol consumption.
- Demographic information: Gender
- Type of Cancer
Key Rhode Island Findings
- Tobacco use is connected to almost half (45%) of all new cancer cases.
- Obesity is linked to increases of kidney, esphogus and uterus cancer.
- New cases of liver cancer, a cancer associated with alcohol use, have been rising on average 3% per year over the two decades.
- HPV-associated cancers - orophayngeal in males, and vagina / vulva in females - are on the rise.