Cancer-related death rates reported to be on the decline

Cancer-related death rates reported to be on the decline

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say death rates from cancers continue to be on the decline.

This comes after the release of the collaborative Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. The report shows that overall cancer death rates decreased by one and a half percent between 2003 and 2012. New cancer diagnoses dropped among men and remained stable for women in that same time period. Officials cite progress in prevention and early detection as reasons for the decrease.

The report isn’t all good news, however — as the overall rate declines, new cases of liver cancer have sharply risen.

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Photo Courtesy: CDC/ A. Elizabeth Plott, C.T.(ASCP)