U.S. Cancer Rates

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Story Updated: Jan 9, 2013

Some promising news about the battle against cancer here in the United States.

Death rates continue to drop among men, women, across racial and ethnic groups, and in common categories including lung, colon, breast and prostate cancer.

But the news is not all good. Death rates for melanoma, an aggressive skin cancer, liver, pancreas and uterine cancer continue to rise.

The news comes out of the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer -- with data collected and compared since 1975.

During the 10 year period between 2000 and 2009, cancer death rates decreased by 1-point-8 percent per year among men and by 1-point-4 percent per year among women.

The decline in overall cancer deaths first started trending in the early 1990's Researchers say the challenge is to continue this downward trend while facing new obstacles like obesity and HPV infections.

They are encouraging Americans to watch their weight and to quit smoking and are recommending that the HPV vaccine and prevention education remain in the forefront for young people. I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the health news that matters to you and your family.

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