Friday, February 10, 2006

Turning Point in the Fight Against Cancer?

A historical drop in U.S. cancer deaths was recently reported by the American Cancer Society (ACS). The most recent data demonstrated a drop in cancer related deaths in 2003 relative to 2002. Specifically, cancer killed 556,902 Americans in 2003, down from 557,271 a year earlier.

2006 Cancer Projections:

The ACS project that in 2006 approximately 1.4 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and 565,000 will die of the disease. About a third of these deaths will be related to tobacco use, and another third will be related to nutrition, physical activity, or being overweight or obese.

Here is the full report 2006 Cancer Facts and Figures

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