Cancer: Annual Report to the Nation

Tools

Story Updated: Dec 18, 2013

The news is also good for breast, colon and prostate cancers.

Fewer Americans are dying of cancer. That's just one headline out of The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of cancer.

The report put together by the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries- covers 1975 Ð 2010- and the news is mostly good.

The highlight...lung cancer rates are declining at a faster pace, even among women. The key reason is that many decided to quit smoking two decades ago...and death rates are reflecting that lifestyle change now.

Other good news is that colon, breast, and prostate cancers are also killing fewer. In fact, the decreases in deaths from these four cancers account for more than two-thirds of the overall reduction in cancer deaths since 2001.

Sadly, there have been increases in deaths for liver and pancreatic cancer in men and women. Uterine cancer is also up in women. And in men, melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, is a increasing problem.

One final point these national groups make...cancer survival chances are better if cancer is the only thing a patient is fighting. Adding a chronic illness, like diabetes or heart disease complicates matters.

I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news doctors are reading health news that matters to you.

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 250 Characters Left

WBNG and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.

Featured Professional

Podiatric Medicine

Southern Tier Associates in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery, PLLC

Our Board Certified specialists provide comprehensive foot and ankle care. We are very sensitive to the needs of our patients and spend a great deal of time explaining our findings, providing recommendations and treatment options. Our dedicated staff will treat you with care and help you with any of your foot and ankle concerns.

• We provide care to patients of all ages including infants, children, adults and seniors.
• We provide excellent care with an emphasis on prevention.
• We make sure all of our patients needs are met.

Board Certified specialists offer a full array of podiatric services to help you maintain healthy feet:
• Ankle Pain & Injuries
• Ankle Fractures
• Calluses
• Athletes Foot
• Bunions
• Corns
• Crush Injuries
• Diabetic Foot Infections
• Flat Feet
• Fungal Toenails
• Geriatric Foot Care
• Hammertoes
• Heel Spurs
• Infections
• Ingrown Toenails
• Injuries
• Metatarsalgia
• Neuromas
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Poor Circulation
• Warts
• Wound Care

Every office can take and develop x-rays the same day.

Our Board Certified specialists provide comprehensive foot and ankle care. We are very sensitive to the needs of our patients and spend a great deal of time explaining our findings, providing recommendations and treatment options. Our dedicated staff will treat you with care and help you with any of your foot and ankle concerns.