Prostate Cancer Mortality Risk May Depend on Where You Live

Prostate Cancer Mortality Risk May Depend on Where You Live
More than 1 million men died of prostate cancer in the United States between 1980 and 2014, but the risk of death from prostate and other cancers may depend on where you live. According to a new analysis that examined the trends and differences in cancer mortality rates among U.S. counties, cancer deaths are surging in some counties, even though overall cancer death rates dropped about 20% during that 34-year period. The study, “Trends and Patterns of Disparities in Cancer Mortality Among US Counties, 1980-2014,” was published in JAMA. Cancer mortality rates have declined in the U.S. in recent decades; however, major differences in cancer mortality
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