Cancer Mortality in U.S. Continues to Drop, Following Decades-long Trend

Cancer Mortality in U.S. Continues to Drop, Following Decades-long Trend
Cancer mortality rates dropped 1.7 percent from 2014 to 2015, following a trend that began in 1991 and has resulted in nearly 2.4 million fewer cancer deaths during that 27-year period, says the newly published report Cancer Statistics 2018. Cancer Statistics is the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) comprehensive annual report on cancer incidence, mortality, and survival in the U.S. The publication is accompanied by a consumer-friendly version, Cancer Facts and Figures 2018, which includes thematically organized graphics for an easier read. Specific to prostate cancer, Cancer Facts and Figures 2018 highlights that, while the lifetime probability of men being diagnosed with cancer is slightly lower than women’s (37.6 percent versus 39.7), prostate cancer alone still accounts for almost one in every five diagnoses in men. The report shows that prostate, lung, and colorectal cancers account for 42 percent of all cancer cases in men, being the most common causes of cancer death among men. Further, the ACS report estimates  1,735,350 new cases of cancer, with 609,640 cancer deaths, in the U.S. this year. The decline in cancer mortality translates to approximately 1,639,100 fewer cancer deaths in men (32 percent since 1990) and to 739,500 fewer cancer deaths in women (23 percent since 1991) than what would have been observed, had peak ra
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