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Death Rates from Cancer Continue to Decline

Posted Jul 31 2009 11:40am
From the University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter (August 2009):

"The American Cancer Society's latest annual report shows that between 1990 and 2005, mortality rates decreased by 19% among men and 11% among women. If these rates had not improved, an additional 650,000 cancer deaths would have occurred in the U.S. during those 15 years. The decline is attributable to a reduction in smoking rates, increased screening (especially for colon cancer), and improved treatments."
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