Cancer Death Rates Declining for 25 Years

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By Jordan McMillan

A study conducted recently at the American Cancer Society, showed that between 1991-2016 cancer death rates have been declining, with the exception of one problem. It has fallen around 27% in the past 25 years, which is a large improvement compared to past years. “The continued decline in the cancer death rate over the past 25 years is genuinely favorable news, plus it was a little bit of a surprise, nevertheless of other leading causes of death in the US are starting to flatten” Rebecca Siegel, who works with the American Cancer Society, exclaimed.

A study conducted recently at the American Cancer Society, showed that between 1991-2016 cancer death rates have been declining, with the exception of a problem. It has fallen around 27% in the past 25 years, which is a large improvement compared to past years. “The continued decline in the cancer death rate over the past 25 years is genuinely favorable news, plus it was a little bit of a surprise, nevertheless of other leading causes of death in the US are starting to flatten” Rebecca Siegel, who works with the American Cancer Society, exclaimed.

Smoking can lead to lung cancer, which is one of America’s large problems today. With the study conducted they also found that smoking rates have gone down. Lung cancer is one of the worst types of cancer, it is difficult to get rid of, or it will kill that person. You can read more about this at livescience.com.

Another way cancer death rates are progressing down, is the new technology. For the reason that advanced technology cancer treatments are working in higher quality than before, that helps catch cancer sooner. The new technology can also help detect cancer earlier, which can help cancer to be easier to treat/cure. Either way, technology has been growing larger in different areas that can help to treat/cure cancer or detect it.  

Obesity in the U.S. is increasing; consequently it can be a leading cause of certain types of cancer. Though cancer death rates are sliding down, obesity is rapidly becoming a problem in the U.S. Obesity can cause multiple cancer types including, Endometrial, Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, Gastric Cardia, Liver, Kidney, or other types of cancer.

Overall cancer death rates are going down, which is great for the US. From smoking rates going down to advanced technology, cancer is being detected earlier and lung cancer is starting to decrease. Despite obesity is becoming a larger problem in the US, which can lead to cancer, cancer death rates are still falling down.

If you want more statics and information go to cnn.com.