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We’re getting better at beating Cancer

“Overall cancer death rates continue to decrease in the United States, reflecting improvements in prevention, early detection, and treatment,” says the National Cancer Institute.  Data gathered from 2010 to 2014 shows that we have decreased the number of deaths from cancer for children, women, and men by 1.6%, 1.4%, and 1.8% respectively. This overall decrease across the nation is attributed to medical practices on the most common forms of cancer becoming more successful; specifically prevention and surveillance. While the most common forms of cancer may have a better survival rate, most advanced and complicated forms remain deadly. The best steps to beating cancer are preventative and although this trend may be assuring, much more work must be done.

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