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Where you live may be linked to cancers Published: May 29, 2014

Your chances of developing certain types of cancer may depend on how affluent your neighborhood is, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Cancer. Scientists found that specific cancers are more prevalent among the poor and others among the wealthy, according to Yahoo Shine.

Researchers used U.S. census information to analyze the poverty rate of each neighborhood (defined as a living space containing 4,000 people) in 16 states and Los Angeles County, which collectively accounted for 42 percent of the U.S. population. Income status was based on the percentage of households in each area that lived below the poverty level.

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