Cancer mortality declines in the US during the last two decades

January 1, 2015 5:35 PM

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Cancer mortality declines in the US during the last two decades

The mortality rate due to cancer has dropped by 22 percent during the last two decades in the United States, according to American Cancer Society’s annual cancer statistics report. The decline in number of death cases related to cancer has spared life of more than 1.5 million people across the country.

Early detection, improved treatment, better screening and tracking of patients has helped in reduction in the deaths related to cancer. The report has been published in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

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