Strides in lung cancer lead steep decline in U.S. death rates


There's new evidence that cancer deaths are on the decline according to a just released report by the American cancer society the year twenty seventeen saw a two point two percent drop in overall cancer death that's the biggest decline ever reported in a single year Rebecca Segal is the lead study author and scientific director of surveillance research at the American cancer society we found that the cancer death rate is continuing to decline so there was an overall drop of twenty nine percent over the past two and a half decades that translates to about two point nine million fewer cancer deaths than would have been expected of cancer death rates had remained at their peak single warns that even though the numbers are declining lung cancer still leads in cancer fatalities nationwide and causes more deaths than coal rector breast and prostate cancers

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