Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Americans in Certain Parts of the US are Dying From Cancer at Increasing Rates, Research Indicates

The AP (1/24, Tanner) reports that research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that “Americans in certain struggling parts of the” US “are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to” decline.

Reuters (1/24, Rapaport) reports that “overall, the US death rate from cancer” declined approximately “20 percent from 1980 to 2014.” However, “in some parts of the country where poverty, obesity and smoking are more common, rates of death from cancer are” increasing.

CNN International (1/24, Nedelman) reports, “Of the 19.5 million cancer deaths on record during the 24-year period, nearly half came from three cancers: Cancer of the lungs and airways took the lion’s share, followed by colorectal and breast cancers.” 


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