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Cancer deaths on the decline

Good news today from several national health organizations who put out a joint press release today on the following:

Death rates from all cancers combined for men, women, and children continued to decline in the United States between 2004 and 2008, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2008. The overall rate of new cancer diagnoses, also known as incidence, among men decreased by an average of 0.6 percent per year between 2004 and 2008.  Overall cancer incidence rates among women declined 0.5 percent per year from 1998 through 2006 with rates leveling off from 2006 through 2008... Excess weight and lack of sufficient physical activity are important, avoidable causes of cancer in the United States and other industrialized nations.

For more on the report go here.




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