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Feb 10, 2006

Cancer Death Rate Finally Falls

Cancer Death Rate Finally Falls
For the first time in 70 years the cancer death rate has actually declined in the United States. This may be an indication that we are winning the war on cancer and this point in time may very well represent a dramatic turning point in the history of cancer.

As per results are from a recently completed review of U.S. death certificates by the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of cancer deaths decline to 556,902 in 2003, down from 557,271 the year before. This is the first time in the last 70 years the cancer death rate is showing a declining trend.

The medical community is welcoming this declining trend in the cancer death rate, and attributed it to the development of newer strategies and treatments for cancer.

The war on cancer has not always gone well in the public's eyes. Despite decades of scientific research, marked progress in the screening techniques and treatment modalities cancer therapy remained harsh and total deaths continued to rise till now.

For more than a decade, health statisticians have charted annual drops of about 1 percent in the cancer death rate, the calculated number of deaths per 100,000 people. But the actual number of cancer deaths still rose each year because the growth in total population outpaced the falling death rates.

Experts are attributing the success to declines in smoking, and the earlier detection and more effective treatment of tumors. Death rates have fallen for lung, breast, prostate and colorectal cancer, according to American Cancer Society officials, who analyzed the federal death data.

Janet      



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Cancer
Cancer is a very common disease, approximately one out of every two American men and one out of every three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during the course of their life. Cancer is more common in the elderly and 77 percent of cancers occur in people above age 55 or older. Cancer is also common in children. Cancer incidence is said to have two peaks once during early childhood and then during late years in life. No age period is completely exempted from development of cancers. Some cancers occur predominantly in the elderly, other types occur in children, Cancer occurs in all ethnic races, however the cancer rates and rates of specific cancer types may vary from group to group. Late stages of cancer may be incurable in most cases, but with the advancement of medicine, more and more cancers are becoming curable.

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