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Latest ACS Report Shows Cancer Death Rate Continues to Decline

Latest ACS Report Shows Cancer Death Rate Continues to Decline

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The cancer death rate has dropped by 23% since its peak in 1991, averting more than 1.7 million cancer deaths through 2012, with advances in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment a part of this rate decline.

American Cancer Society releases survivorship care guidelines for colorectal cancer survivors

American Cancer Society releases survivorship care guidelines for colorectal cancer survivors

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released its second in a series of cancer survivorship care guidelines.

More than 1.5 million cancer deaths averted over two decades of declining mortality

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A 22% decline in cancer mortality over two decades led to the avoidance of more than 1.5 million cancer deaths that would have occurred if peak rates had continued, according to the American Cancer Society.

ACS predicts that cancer survivors will number nearly 19 million by 2024

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The number of cancer survivors in the United States, currently estimated at 14.5 million, will grow to almost 19 million by 2024, according to an updated report by the American Cancer Society.

Cancer deaths continue to decline

Cancer deaths continue to decline

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has published its latest annual report on cancer incidence and mortality, and the news is good.

ACS outlines progress and challenges in childhood cancer

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A new report from the American Cancer Society outlines the progress made and challenges that remain in fighting childhood cancer.

ACS introduces lung cancer screening guidelines

ACS introduces lung cancer screening guidelines

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Clinicians should recommend annual lung cancer screening with low-dose CT for certain high-risk patients, according to new American Cancer Society screening guidelines.

Helping the siblings of a child with cancer

Helping the siblings of a child with cancer

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Sibling relationships are important to children with cancer. Special efforts should be taken to maintain sibling involvement in the child's life.

September: A month for cancer awareness

September: A month for cancer awareness

Patient information on coping with the emotional toll of cancer, making treatment decisions, dietary and nutritional needs, and survivorship care

ACS applauds Supreme Court health care ruling

ACS applauds Supreme Court health care ruling

The ruling preserves vital provisions that are already improving the ability of people with cancer to access needed care.

Laxative-free virtual colonoscopy can detect large polyps

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CT colonography can accurately detect adenomas 10 mm or larger in patients who did not undergo laxative-induced bowel cleansing before the procedure.

CT lung screening useful for some smokers, but drawbacks remain

Annual lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography may benefit some smokers, but uncertainty exists as to the harms of screening.

Weight and inactivity impact cancer rates

Weight and inactivity impact cancer rates

Overall US cancer death rates have continued to decline since the early 1990s, but excess weight and lack of sufficient activity contribute to the increased incidence of many cancers.

Review supports aspirin for cancer prevention

Provocative evidence indicates that daily aspirin at doses of 75 mg and above might lower overall cancer incidence and overall cancer mortality.

Nutrition, exercise guidelines updated for cancer survivors

Nutrition, exercise guidelines updated for cancer survivors

American Cancer Society guidelines discuss best clinical practice for continuum of cancer care.

Information booklets for clinical trial participants

These resources highlight several in-depth online booklets for patients that explain cancer clinical trials.

ACS updates recommendations for cancer prevention

ACS updates recommendations for cancer prevention

The American Cancer Society has updated its 2006 guidelines on nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention.

Study demonstrates mortality disparity among colorectal cancer patients

Concerted efforts to prevent or detect colorectal cancer at earlier stages in black patients could improve the worsening black-white disparities uncovered in a recent analysis.

ACS annual report says cancer mortality is decreasing

Cancer incidence rates in men declined by 0.6% per year and remained stable in women and cancer mortality fell by 1.8% per year for men and by 1.6% per year for women between 2004 and 2008.

Endometrial cancer risk increases with adult weight gain but not with yo-yo dieting

Postmenopausal women who have gained weight in adulthood are at greater risk of developing endometrial cancer than are women who maintain a stable weight, indicates a recent study.

ACS revises prostate cancer screening guidelines

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Revised recommendations for prostate cancer screening have been released by the American Cancer Society (ACS), offering clearer guidance on informed decision-making (IDM).

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