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Cancer Death Rate In US Falls 33% Since 1991

The death rate from cancer in the United States has been continuously declining, with a 33% drop since 1991, resulting in 3.5 million fewer deaths, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. The report attributes this progress to factors such as a decrease in smoking, more screening, early diagnosis, and improved treatments. The CEO of the American Cancer Society, Karen Knudsen, states that "new revelations for prevention, for early detection and for treatment have resulted in true, meaningful gains in many of the 200 diseases that we call cancer." Thank god!

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