Cancer death rate down 26 percent since 1991

Cancer death rates decreasing

The decline has resulted in 2.3 million fewer cancer deaths from a peak of 215.1 per 100,000 people in 1991 to 158.6 per 100,000 in 2015, according to Cancer Facts and Figures 2018, published Thursday in the journal CA.

Among cancer patients and survivors who used paid leave, 80 percent said it helped with finishing treatment, 70 percent said they coped better with symptoms and side effects and 64 percent reported being able to afford treatments, according to an ACS CAN release. Among black Americans, cancer mortality is 14 percent higher than it is among whites.

Since then, cancer-related deaths have gone down by more than 26-percent.

'Strikingly though, tobacco remains by far the leading cause of cancer deaths today, responsible for almost three in ten cancer deaths, ' he added. Rates of lung cancer, female breast cancer, prostate and colorectal cancer have all declined, according to the report.

Otis Brawley, boss restorative officer of the American Cancer Society, said in an announcement that the report underscores the significance of proceeded with endeavors to demoralize tobacco utilize. The most common cause of cancer death is still lung cancer.

A woman has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer over her lifetime; a man has a 1 in 9 chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, the American Cancer Society says. Rates of lung cancer in women are now approaching the levels in men. A fall of 52 percent is noticed in relation to prostate cancer from 1993 to 2015.

The good news, Goler Blount said, is more than 90 percent of black women are now insured following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Ahmedin Jemal, the gathering's VP for reconnaissance and wellbeing administrations inquire about, said the declines to a great extent reflect lessened smoking and advances in counteractive action, early identification and treatment.

Among Americans more youthful than 65, the death rate was just about a third higher among blacks than whites - with considerably bigger variations in many states.

In both sexes, 8 percent of deaths are from colon and rectal cancer. Cancer death rates were not statistically different by race in Kentucky and West Virginia, for example, but were the highest of all states for whites.

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