Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

06 January, 2018, 00:37 | Author: Darrell Lopez
  • Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

Otis Brawley, boss restorative officer of the American Cancer Society, said in an announcement that the report underscores the significance of proceeded with endeavors to demoralize tobacco utilize.

Disease Statistics 2018, the association's yearly take a gander at occurrence, mortality and survival, tracks the decadeslong decrease in mortality as driven to a great extent by falling demise rates among four malignancies - lung, bosom, prostate and colorectal tumor.

The country's general tumor demise rate declined 1.7 percent in 2015, the most recent sign of relentless, long haul advance against the infection, as per another report by the American Cancer Society.

The American Cancer Society predicts that in 2018, there will be 1,735,350 new cases of cancer and 609,640 deaths.

However, he noted that "tobacco remains by far the leading cause of cancer deaths today, responsible for almost three in 10 cancer deaths".

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends women screen for breast cancer at age 50 and men should consult their doctors before considering a prostate exam. The report was published by the American Cancer Society which shows the data of 2.4 million fewer deaths.




Deaths due to prostate cancer were more than halved between 1989 and 2015, declining 52 percent. Mortality rates remain 31 percent higher in blacks than in whites under 65. After cancer, heart disease is the second major cause of death in individuals.

For women, breast cancer remains the most commonly diagnosed form, accounting for 30 percent of all new cancer cases.

"Black women get breast cancer, on average, five to seven years younger than white women, so our cancers are detected later, and when they're more advanced", Goler Blount said.

Among cancer patients and survivors who used paid leave, 80 percent said it helped with finishing treatment, 70 percent said they coped better with symptoms and side effects and 64 percent reported being able to afford treatments, according to an ACS CAN release.

Lung cancer incidence rates continued to decline about twice as fast in men as in women, reflecting differences in tobacco use and more smoking among females in some populations. Cancer death rates were not statistically different by race in Kentucky and West Virginia, for example, but were the highest of all states for whites.

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