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Cancer in Pittsburgh: Prevention lags as pollution persists

"Genetics loads the gun but the environment pulls the trigger."

Editor's Note: This is story is part of our ongoing series on cancer and air pollution in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

PITTSBURGH — Around one in three Americans gets a cancer diagnosis during their lifetime. Almost everyone knows at least one person who's been touched by the disease. In Pittsburgh, most people know more than one.

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