Report: Rates of new cancer diagnoses falling in U.S.

11/26/2008 | NYTimes.com

New cancer diagnosis rates fell about 0.8% per year from 1999 to 2005, researchers found, and death rates continued a 15-year decline. The declines came mainly from common cancers, including prostate, breast, lung and colorectal cancer, according to the report from the National Cancer Institute and other groups, which attributed the improvements to lifestyle changes and better screening and treatment.

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