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U.S. cancer rate lowest in 25 years

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https://www.apnews.com/b5589e095abb4a0e9022bcffe9ed38b3

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It’s been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report.

Lower smoking rates are translating into fewer deaths. Advances in early detection and treatment also are having a positive impact, experts say.
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Being an ex-smoker, I'm glad to see non-smoking policies being enforced so widely. They are apparently good for all.
 

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https://www.apnews.com/b5589e095abb4a0e9022bcffe9ed38b3

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It’s been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report.

Lower smoking rates are translating into fewer deaths. Advances in early detection and treatment also are having a positive impact, experts say.
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Being an ex-smoker, I'm glad to see non-smoking policies being enforced so widely. They are apparently good for all.

Cancer is still the second leading cause of death in the US. The simple truth is that everyone born will die. The good news is that life expectancy is still fairly long.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/leading-causes-of-death.htm
 

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Cancer is still the second leading cause of death in the US. The simple truth is that everyone born will die. The good news is that life expectancy is still fairly long.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/leading-causes-of-death.htm

I have to count myself lucky. A major cause of cancer is the patient's genetics - cancer in their family tree is a common contributing cause for the common ones like breast & lung. There is none on either side of mine, so knock on wood.

I was recently in the hospital as the result of an accident & received one of the best physicals in my life. CT scans, ultrasound, blood chemistry. All negative. And I haven't (and don't) take very good care of myself beyond seeing my doctors on a regular basis for routine followups.
 
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