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Record Drop in Cancer Deaths for Second Straight Year in U.S.

Posted by Christine Lau on Feb 24, 2021 9:00:00 AM

We celebrate World Cancer Day this month with record drop in cancer deaths for second straight year in U.S.

The American Cancer Society’s annual Cancer Statistics reports improved survival overall for those facing cancer.  The improvement is most pronounced in lung cancer, thanks to improvements in treatment of non-small cell cancer. We have come a long way since the 50’s and 60’s when the word cancer was said in hushed tones due to the likelihood of it being a terminal illness. 

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Topics: Palliative Care, World Cancer Day, Cancer, Cancer Deaths

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