Report: Early detection helps reduce cancer fatalities in U.S.

05/29/2009 | HealthImaging.com

The incidence of cancer-related deaths among men declined by 19.2% from 1990 to 2005 and among women by 11.4% from 1991 to 2005, according to a report by the American Cancer Society. "Those numbers suggest early detection practices -- using colonoscopy to catch colon cancer early, for example -- are working, and also reflect improvements in treatment," the report said.

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