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

on cancer deaths reflect increased screening for the disease.
  • For men, the reduction in deaths from lung, prostate and colon cancer make up about 80 percent of the total decrease in the cancer deaths.
  • For women, a decline in deaths from breast and colon cancers accounts for about 60 percent of the decrease.
  • This year, the American Cancer Society expects 1,596,670 new cancer cases and 571,950 deaths from the disease in the United States.

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    For more information on cancer, visit the American Cancer Society.

    SOURCES: Ahmedin Jemal, Ph.D., strategic director, cancer surveillance, American Cancer Society; Iuliana Shapira, M.D., director, Cancer Genetics, Monter Cancer Center, North Shore-LIJ Health System, New Hyde Park, N.Y.; American Cancer Society, reports, Cancer Statistics 2011, Cancer Facts & Figures 2011


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