The American Cancer Society Reports Major Decline in Cancer Deaths Nationwide

A new report released by the American Cancer Society announced that cancer deaths have dropped a record 22 percent since 1991, sparing an estimated 1.5 million lives.

The ACS largely attributes the decline to an increase in preventive measures, as well as a decrease in smoking in the past two decades. Advances in cancer-treatment technology and increased education around early detection and screenings are also credited to the decline.

“We can actually say that one and a half million Americans did not die because of that cumulative effort, said Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society.

You can read more about the American Cancer Society’€™s findings here.

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