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U.S. Cancer Rates Continue to Fall

Fewer Americans are getting cancer, and death rates from the disease are continuing to fall, according to a report in the Dec. 7 issue of the journal Cancer.

The report, which relied on data from a study by the National Cancer Institute, said new diagnoses for all types of cancer have fallen an average of 1% per year since 1999. Meanwhile, cancer deaths fell 1.6% a year from 2001 to 2006.

The greatest drop in mortality rates was among men, at 2% a year over the five-year period. Women’s cancer mortality rates fell by 1.5% a year in the same time frame.


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By | 2010-01-26T00:00:00-05:00 January 26th, 2010|Categories: National|0 Comments

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