Since 1991, the decline in cancer mortality has translated to approximately 2,378,600 fewer cancer deaths than what would have occurred had peak rates persisted, the researchers reported.
Steady reductions in smoking, plus better detection and treatment, accounted for a significant part of the decline. Rates of lung cancer, female breast cancer, prostate and colorectal cancer have all declined, according to the report.
Otis W. Brawley, who is the chief medical officer at American Cancer Society says that there is a need to concern on the efforts made in relation to discourage tobacco use as much as possible.
The cancer death rate in 2015 was 14 percent higher in blacks than in whites, down from a peak of 33 percent in 1993.
Death toll in terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20 people
ISIS, which is opposed to both the Taliban and the Western-backed government, has claimed a growing share of such attacks. President Ashraf Ghani late on January 4 called the attack "inhumane" and against the tenets of Islam.
"We know that insurance is a gateway to accessing care", Jemal said, and therefor improving access can reduce the racial gap.
Among women, breast, lung and colorectal cancers total half of all cases.
In 13 states, the death rates were not statistically significantly different between whites and blacks. "This is encouraging because it means messages about screening and early detection have been heard", said Linda Goler Blount, president and CEO of the Black Women's Health Imperative.
Cancer is still a destructive blight on American society, however, and is estimated to have killed 158.6 per 1,000 people diagnosed with the disease in 2015. She also explained that younger black women are more likely to have an aggressive form of breast cancer known as triple negative, a much more hard to treat subtype of cancer that develops almost two times as often in black women.
LG unveils 4K projector capable of outputting 150-inch projection
There's no mention about ThinQ AI or Google Assistant, but you do get a bunch of streaming apps built roght into the projector. Considering the LG Full HD projectors top out at 2,000 lumens that's an impressive jump up for this beast of a unit.
Yet, as rates of liver cancer diagnoses stabilize in men, they continue to climb quickly for women. Breast cancer alone represents 30 percent of all new cancer diagnoses in women.
Because incidence and mortality statistics have a lag of 2 to 4 years, the researchers modeled data to project the contemporary cancer burden, estimating 1,735,350 new cancer cases and 609,640 cancer deaths in the United States in 2018.
Lung cancer is among the most common forms of cancer in the U.S., and certainly the most deadly. While the diminishment in cigarette smoking has pushed down death rates, "tobacco stays by a long shot the main source of malignancy passings today, in charge of nearly 3 of every 10 tumor passings".
United Kingdom government urged to introduce 25p latte levy on disposable coffee cups
Starbucks says the 5p charge is one of a number of measures to encourage a switch to reusable cups. Any stores that have in-house recycling options should also label their cups to reflect that.