Death rates falling in U.S. for leading types of cancer

01/15/2004 | Reuters

Death rates for the four leading types of cancer in the U.S. continue to drop, indicating changes in lifestyles can prevent cancer, according to a report by the American Cancer Society. Rates dropped for lung, colon and prostate cancer, the top three types among males, and in breast and colon cancer in women, with overall colon cancer death rates falling to 20.8 per 100,000 per year in 2000, down from 20.9 in 1999 and 22.6 in 1995.

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