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Good News – Cancer Death Rate In US Falls 33% Since 1991

Each year, the American Cancer Society estimates the number of new cancer cases and deaths in the United States and compiles the most recent data on population-based cancer occurrence and outcomes using incidence data collected by central cancer registries and mortality data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics.

According to the data, the rate of people dying from cancer in the United States continues to decline.

Despite the pandemic, and in contrast with other leading causes of death, the American Cancer Society’s new report shows the cancer death rate continued to decline from 2019 to 2020 (by 1.5%), contributing to a 33% overall reduction since 1991

The drop has meant 3.5 million fewer people have succumbed to the disease.

The report claims the steady progress is due to fewer people smoking, more screening, early diagnosis, and improvements in treatments.

“New revelations for prevention, for early detection, and for treatment have resulted in true, meaningful gains in many of the 200 diseases that we call cancer,” said Karen Knudsen, CEO of the American Cancer Society.

Cancer death rates in children and adolescents have seen huge declines. Since the 1970s, cancer death rates in children have declined by 71% and by 61% for those ages 15 to 19.

There has been a 65% drop in cervical cancer incidence since 2012 among women in their early 20s.

The cancer types that now have the highest survival rates are thyroid at 98%, prostate at 97%, testis at 95%, and melanoma at 94%, according to the report.

Current survival rates are lowest for cancers of the pancreas, at 12%.

Hopefully, as designer drugs come online, tailored for the individual, based on a series of factors specific to their physiology, cancer can be eradicated once and for all world wide.

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