New survey finds that of all health conditions, Americans are most concerned about cancer

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By Nathan Smith, Veuer

While many are concerned about the effects of the Zika virus, the American public is keeping it in perspective with other health issues plaguing the country.

The Mayo Clinic conducted a survey, asking more than 1,000 participants what they think is the most significant health challenge in the country.

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In the top spot was cancer, which 37 percent of respondents believe to be the most significant. Obesity came in second, followed by diabetes, and heart disease.

Zika only received 3 percent of the collective vote.

Right now, heart disease is the leading cause of death, with cancer coming in at a close second.

Respondents believe brain cancer is the scariest form of the disease and skin cancer the least. 84 percent said they would be interested in a vaccine to prevent cancer if it existed.

With the November election on everyone's minds, nearly all respondents said health care would influence their presidential vote.

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