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Report shows cancer will be number one killer by 2030

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TYLER (CNN/KYTX) - In 16 years, cancer will become the leading cause of death in the United States- surpassing heart disease. That's according to a new report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

The number of new cancer cases is expected to increase nearly 45% by 2030. That's a jump of 1.6 million cases to 2.3 million cases annually.

"You slow your life down just to enjoy it."
 
Angie Luce takes time to appreciate the small things in life.

"You want to see the sunshine. You want to see your kids grow. You want to see your grandkids."

She says it took a major wake-up call to realize the value of those little moments.

"That cancer diagnosis just- if I wouldn't have been sitting down, I would have been on the ground."
 
Luce was diagnosed with breast cancer in December of 2013. She had a double mastectomy and two reconstructive surgeries. Fourteen months later, she's now cancer free.

"It feels great."

Regular doctor visits and an active role in her health are what she credits to her survival.

"Very early stages from having mammograms every year. Early detection is the key."

She says especially if cancer runs in your family, you shouldn't avoid checkups with your doctor.

"It'll save your life. It saved mine."
 
Now, she's encouraging her daughters to be vigilant about their health.

"They'll have to really watch it, stay on top of it."

Teaching them to live an active, healthy lifestyle and keep tabs on their bodies.

The most commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide are lung, breast and colon cancers.

You can reduce your cancer risk by steering clear of tobacco, exercising and eating a healthy diet to keep your weight in check. It's also important to stay up-to-date on your vaccines and avoid long periods in the sun.

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