Twitter Chat: What are some of the biggest risks for developing cancer?

BY Bridget Shirvell  February 21, 2014 at 4:53 PM EST
PBS NewsHour holds Twitter chats every Thursday. Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images

PBS NewsHour holds Twitter chats every Thursday. This week, the topic focuses on cancer prevention. Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Each year 318 out of every 100,000 people in the United States develop a form of cancer — the sixth highest rate in the world — according to the World Cancer Research Foundation.

Beyond statistics, what do you need to know about the real risk of getting cancer?

Join PBS NewsHour, the Mayo Clinic¬†and the American Association of Cancer Research¬†for a Twitter chat on Feb. 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. Doctors Axel Grothey, Paul Limburg, Sandhya Pruthi and Stephanie Hines, along with psychologist Matthew Clark and Sheryl Ness, editor of the Mayo Clinic’s Living with Cancer blog, will take questions on cancer risks and prevention.

Submit your questions in the comments section below or live during the chat on Twitter using the #newshourchats.