Report shows U.S. cancer deaths on the decline

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According to a new report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, there has been a continuing decline in cancer deaths in the United States between 2002 and 2011. During that period, the overall cancer death rate fell an average 1.5% per year for men, women, and children. Specifically, cancer death decreased 1.8% per year among men, 1.4% per year among women, and about 2% per year for children.

The report also found that the rate of new cancer cases also decreased an average 0.5% per year during those years. However, the report found that cancer rates are increasing for kidney, liver, mouth and throat, and thyroid cancer.

"These numbers reflect a combination of factors that include prevention, early detection and improved treatment," said report co-author Ahmedin Jemal, vice president of surveillance research for the American Cancer Society.

Colon and breast cancer deaths are declining due to prevention efforts, while lower rates of lung cancer deaths are due to fewer people smoking. Prostate cancer rates are also declining, but experts are not sure why.

Report shows U.S. cancer deaths on the decline
There has been a continuing decline in cancer deaths in the United States between 2002 and 2011.
America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to a new report.
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