U-S CANCER RATES DOWN AGAIN

Jan 05, 2018

By Christine Ross

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The number of Americans dying from cancer continues to decline. Researchers say death rates dropped by 26 per cent from 1991 to 2015, with declines in the deaths from lung, prostate, breast and colon cancer driving much of this trend. The numbers reflect an increase in screening. Meanwhile, deaths from prostate cancer have declined over the years but may be reaching a plateau — due, perhaps, in part to the fact that there is no definite screening recommendation for prostate cancer.Lung cancer incidence rates continue to decline twice as fast in men as women.The new research is in a Cancer Journal For Clinicians.

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