America’s Cancer Deaths Drop 10 Percent In Five Years

Doctors are getting better at diagnosing cancer earlier and providing treatment.

  • In the last five years, cancer death rates in the United States have dropped by 10 percent, despite the number of diagnoses remaining level.
  • Doctors are diagnosing cancer earlier and are improving treatments for patients.
  • Of the 19 most common cancers, mortality rates fell for 11 of them, including lung cancer, melanoma, and leukemia.
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