A report by the American Cancer Society has found that cancer mortality rates have declined between the years 2002 – 2007.
The report found that for men, the mortality rate has declined 1.9%, and for women, 1.5%. Other key findings from the report include:
- Cancer mortality rates are about twice as high among people with less than or equal to 12 years of education compared to highly educated people
- Lung cancer rates in woman have begun to decline
- Cancers of the prostate, lung, and colorectum account for more than half of all newly diagnosed cancers in men
- Cancers of the breast, lung, and colorectum account for more than half of estimated cancer cases in women