More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

February 19, 2015 7:00 PM

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THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Survival rates are improving for many people with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon or rectum, especially for those diagnosed at younger ages, a new study reports.

Cancer is still a leading cause of death in the United States, but advances in radiation, chemotherapy and targeted treatments have improved survival, the researchers said.

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