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Cancer society gets help of Southeast Texans in new study
Southeast Texans have the chance to help prevent cancer.
The American Cancer Society wants 1,000 Golden Triangle residents to take part in a long-term cancer prevention study -- their first in 20 years.
More than 300,000 Americans will be included.
Past studies have played a major role in cancer prevention.
Not only did they reveal the effect of diet and exercise on a person's risk of getting cancer, but they also proved the link between smoking and cancer.
The American Cancer Society held a press conference at city hall today.
Although the study follows participants for 20 years, leaders say it doesn't take up much of peoples' time.
To take part, you must be between the ages of 30 and 65 and never have been diagnosed with cancer.