ICYMI, May 25, 2018

Published on May 25, 2018

Updated on November 1, 2019

ICYMI, May 25, 2018

Cancer-related deaths are dropping in the US, but some types are on the rise

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Cancer-Related Deaths Are Dropping In The US, But Some Types Are On The Rise

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (Buzzfeed News) — Overall, the cancer mortality rate — the number of deaths per 100,000 people — is dropping in the US, including most of the common cancers such as lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate, according to a report that is published each year by the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries.

The death rate is dropping in men, women, and children, and most racial and ethnic groups, declining 1.8% each year in men and 1.4% in women every year between 1999 and 2015. Overall, mortality rates have dropped for 11 of 18 cancer types in men and 14 of 20 cancer types in women between 2011 and 2015.

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