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Nearly 900,000 Fewer Cancer Deaths Since 1990: Report
Date:6/17/2011

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a steady drop in cancer deaths in the United States in the past two decades, two American Cancer Society reports find.

This translates into a dramatic decline between 1990 and 2007 -- nearly 900,000 fewer people felled by the disease, the society explained.

"It's getting better for the majority of cancers," said Dr. Iuliana Shapira, director of cancer genetics at Monter Cancer Center at the North Shore-LIJ Health System in New Hyde Park, NY.

Early detection and better treatments are having an impact on cancer death rates, said Shapira, who was not involved in the report. "More people are living with cancer... We are doing better than we did," she said.

Ahmedin Jemal, strategic director of cancer surveillance at the American Cancer Society, added that a decline in the rate of smoking among Americans is also responsible for the drop in deaths from cancer.

Since 1990, he pointed out, cancer deaths have plummeted by about 22 percent in men and 14 percent in women.

Most recently, the rate of cancer incidence in men has hit a plateau after shrinking 1.9 percent each year from 2001 to 2005. For in women, cancer rates have been dropping steadily, 0.6 percent each year since 1998.

Since 1990, deaths from cancer have declined in almost all racial/ethnic groups and since 1998 in both men and women. The only exception is among American Indian/Alaska Native women, where the rate hasn't changed, according to the reports.

Among black and Hispanic men, decreases in cancer deaths during this period were the largest during this time, dropping 2.6 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively.

According to the latest data, lung cancer death rates in women have dropped significantly, after increasing continuously since the 1930s.

But even with these striking downturns, not all segments of the population are see
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