Cancer death rates in the US dropped by about 20% from 1991 to 2009. This is estimated to equal about 1.2 million lives that were saved. The increased survival rates are thought to be the result of improved detection and early treatment for lung, colon, prostate and breast cancers — the four main types of fatal cancers. France and Japan have the next-highest survival rates for these cancers. Overall statistics for cancer death rates worldwide tend to vary widely depending on the country and type of cancer, and they are often difficult to track in underdeveloped countries where people might not have regular access to healthcare.
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Increased survival rates may be a result of improved detection/early treatment for lung, colon, prostate and breast cancers, the four main fatal cancers, but deaths from cancers of the skin, pancreas, thyroid and liver have risen. Will cancer death rates in the U.S. remain within this dropped 20 percent from 1991 to 2009? It is very good news.
It would have been better study formulation.methodology for judging impact of the percentage in decrease of smokers and tobacco users, etc., at least concerning cancer in the lungs, thyroid, etc.