US cancer deaths stabilise

The rate of people diagnosed or killed by cancer in the U.S. is stable or decreasing for men and women, according to a new report from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR).

There have also been decreases in the past 20 years in the number of new cases for several of the major cancers diagnosed among men, including prostate, lung, colon, stomach, brain and throat cancers. There were also decreases among colon, ovary, cervix, oral and stomach cancers among women. Overall, cancer diagnoses decreased by 1.8% each year between 2007 and 2011 among men, and remained stable among women.


Picture source: J Darrier; Wellcome