Rate of Cancer continue to decline in U.S

Cancer in men women
Cancer in men women

According to the most recent available statistics of cancer shows that in United States death figures from all type of cancer in men and women declined from 2003 to 2007. This reporting period is the most latest in the United State.

This report is present by the researchers of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the North American Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) and the American Cancer Society. This report is published online on March 31,2011 and on May 4, 2011 this report is published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

It is observed in this report that the rate of cancer is continued to turn down from the most recent available report of year 2003 to year 2007. This report is covering all type of cancer in men and women or in both genders. In this report it is also observed that figures of diagnoses of new cancer cases in both men and women are also having decreasing trend of approximately by 1% per year from base year of 2003.

This decreasing trend in death toll from cancer is sighted from 1990 and it is also found in this repot that death rate from lung cancer showing downward trend in women, which is more than the rates of death in men from the same cancer in ten years. Overall rate of new cancer cases in men were unaffected with very slight change.

It is also observed that rate of cancer is at low sight for the lung, rectum, oral cavity, colon, pharynx, Brain tumor and stomach cancer, but rate of cancer found increased for liver, pancreas, skin, melanoma and kidney cancer. As rates in women, have decreasing trend form cancer of lung, breast, uterine, bladder oral cavity, colorectal and cervical. In the same gender cancer of pancreas leukemia, melanomas of skin, thyroid and kidney is found increased rates.

This repost showed that lung cancer death toll is drop down in women in U.S, but it is still the killer of people more than any other type of cancer. CDC Director Thomas Frieden, M.D said “This cancer can become rear if Government support well in funding tobacco programs. Aggressive ad campaigns that show the impact of smoking, combined with higher cigarette prices and strong state laws that protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke will decrease the number of adult smokers and save lives.”

cancer in children
cancer in children

In the special note of this report, it is written that the death toll form cancer in the age range from new born to 19 years have decreased but the rate of diagnoses of new cancer cases in the same age group found increased.

This report also includes the special feature section in which researchers focused on the brain tumors and nervous system cancer which are recognized as evil cancer. They analyzed that from 2004 to 2007, these evil cancer type have double in rates than the common tumors.

Betsy Kohler, executive director, NAACCR says, “Our new data show that non-malignant brain tumors are far more common than malignant brain tumors, and affect different population groups. Brain tumors have a far-reaching effect on our families and friends, yet they are difficult to study due to their diversity. We hope that the collection of both malignant and non-malignant brain tumors by central cancer registries will continue to provide a significant source of information and insight to researchers.”

“It is gratifying to see the continued steady decline in overall cancer incidence and death rates in the United States — the result of improved methods for preventing, detecting, and treating several types of cancer. But the full repertoire of numbers reported today also reflects the enormous complexity of cancer, with different trends for different kinds of cancers, important differences among our diverse people, and different capabilities to prevent, detect, and treat various cancers. Moreover, as our population continues to age, we have an obligation to discover and deliver better ways to control all types of cancers.” said Harold Varmus, M.D., NCI director.

Data sorted on ethnicity showed that death from cancer is on tope in black men and women but and important investigation is, that the highest rate of decrease in cancer is also found in this ethnic group. New cancer cases in black men found to be highest in men of all ethnic groups and in women ethnic group, white women had the highest incidence mark. As far as death rates in the ethnic groups it found dependent upon the socioeconomic status, risk behavior and access of treatment.

On this point John R. Seffrin, Ph.D., chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society said, “As we work towards reducing the cancer burden in the population as a whole, it is important that we apply what we know about prevention, detection and treatment of cancer to populations at highest risk. While it’s promising that mortality gaps are closing for some racial/ethnic groups, continued efforts are needed to prevent the avoidable deaths that these gaps represent.”


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