"The decline in deaths from 1991 to 2009 is clear evidence of progress in the fight against cancer. It is far more powerful than other statistics such as increasing survival rates or declining incidence rates."
"There were declines in the death rates for a number of major cancers. Lung, colorectal, breast and prostate cancer make up nearly half of all cancers diagnosed in the United States. All four had greater than 30% decreases in mortality rates."
"The single biggest reason for this good news is reduction in smoking rates. Improvements in early detection and cancer treatment also contributed to the decline."
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Fight Against Cancer
Here are some facts that I have found while doing some more research for the Relay For Life. According to CNN new as of January 2013 http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/17/health/brawley-annual-cancer-report
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