Report: Americans surviving longer after cancer diagnosis

A new cancer report shows Americans are surviving cancer in higher numbers, with 64% surviving five years after diagnosis, compared with only about half that amount of survivors in the 1970s. The report shows noticeable declines in rates of lung cancer among women, with rates dropping about 2% per year since 1998, but minorities continue to have higher cancer-related death rates than whites.

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Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.) · USA Today · Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

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