Deaths From Cancer Are Declining


Experts say that deaths from cancer declined over 4 years in the United States. Especially there are significantly greater reductions in lung cancer and skin cancer.

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A recent study report explained the exciting findings. The report is released by the American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Cancer Institute, and North American Association of Central Cancer Registries jointly.

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All the data in this report cover a time before the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to the report, overall deaths from cancer declined from 2014 to 2018. Most interestingly, it declines greater in lung cancer and skin cancer deaths than other cancers. According to researchers, this reduction was possible for improved treatment options that can help to raise survival rates in skin and lung cancer.

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Dr. John Raimo said, “It is encouraging to see increased survival rates for lung cancer and melanoma. For both, these improvements are in part the result of the research and development of more targeted treatment options with improved efficacy.”