The Weekly: Cancer deaths continue to drop in U.S., innovative femtech companies and more

Published on March 23, 2022

Updated on April 1, 2022

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Be on the lookout for news from us throughout the month as we raise awareness of colorectal cancer and renew our commitment to end cancer as we know it. Learn more about colorectal cancer

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Cancer deaths continue to drop in U.S.

WEDNESDAY, March 16 (The Hill) — Though cancer remains the second-leading cause of death in the United States, cancer deaths in the U.S. are still on a steady decline. 

The American Cancer Society in January projected that 609,360 deaths from cancer—or roughly 1,670 deaths per day—will occur in the U.S. in 2022, and 1.9 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed. Despite these harrowing predictions, the death rate due to cancer for men and women combined has decreased 32 percent from its peaks from 1991-2019. 

In other news. . .

Colorectal cancer screenings urged as U.S. deaths could top 52,000 this year
March 13, ABC News



Meet 7 Femtech Companies Innovating In The Area Of Ovarian Health, Breast and Gynecological Cancers
March 16, Forbes 



Advanced breast cancer diagnoses rise, potential link to drop in preventive screenings
March 15, CBS News



OSU James Cancer Center to mail at-home colon cancer screening kits to Black patients
March 16, WOSU



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Make a difference this Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and you may think you’re too young for this sh*t, but colorectal cancer is on the rise in younger adults. Today, more adults under 50 are being diagnosed than ever before. 

That’s why we’re spreading the word and encouraging all adults to learn about colorectal cancer prevention, early detection and signs and symptoms—even if you think you’re too young for this sh*t. 

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