Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016

A study from the American Cancer Society found there were approximately 2.6 million fewer cancer deaths in the U.S. since reaching a peak of 215 deaths per 100,000 people

Cancer rates in the US have been dropping steadily for 25 years, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society.

Overall cancer deaths rose for most of the 20th century, driven mainly by men dying from lung cancer, researchers noted. They found the cancer incidence rate was stable in women from 2006 to 2015 and declined about 2 percent per year in men; from 2007 to 2016, the cancer death rate decreased annually by 1.4 and 1.8 percent, respectively. According to the article, New York City will spend up to $100 million per year for the plan, which involves expanding the city's existing public insurance programs and providing uninsured residents with access to affordable care at city-owned facilities.

A cancer typically found in older adults has been killing younger people for reasons that has puzzled cancer epidemiologists in the past.

The result showed that the 114 women who developed colorectal cancer in the study tended to have a higher BMIs.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death after heart disease, the researchers reported. One-quarter of all cancer deaths are due to lung cancer. However, in adults younger than age 55, new cases of colorectal cancer have increased nearly 2% per year since the mid-1990s.

According to Electra Paskett, co-program leader of the cancer control program at Ohio State University's Comprehensive Cancer Center, "The people who suffer the most are impacted by social determinants of health, which include where they live, their socioeconomic condition, their education, their income".

But the decline in deaths is not across the board for all types of cancer.

However, the data also revealed a potentially troubling trend: a growing gap in death rates based on wealth.

This year, 1,762,450 new cancer cases and 606,880 cancer deaths are projected to occur in the United States. In children, leukemia accounts for the majority of cancer cases, making up 28% of all childhood cancers. Between 2008 and 2014, the 5-year relative survival rate for children rose to 83% from the previous 58% in the mid-1970s and rose to 85% for adolescents from the previous rate of 68%. Along with an aging population, World Health Organization cites economies where causes for cancer were tied more to lifestyle than poverty. "A reduction in cancer mortality does not mean it is zero or even close to zero".

Visit the U.S. National Cancer Institute for more on cancer.

Rates of new liver cancers are rising faster than for any other cancer.

But although the racial gap in cancer deaths is slowly narrowing, socioeconomic disparities are growing, she said.

The study from the American Cancer Society found there were approximately 2.6 million fewer cancer deaths in the USA since reaching a peak of 215 deaths per 100,000 people. Note: material may have been edited for length and content.

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