The number of deaths caused by cancer has dropped by 25 percent.
Cancer mortality in the U.S. is steadily declining, according to annual statistics from the American Cancer Society. It is currently down by 25 percent. lower compared to the peak of the cancer epidemic, which occurred in 1991.
In the last 25 years, cancer-related mortality has been declining by an average of 1.5 percent. annually. The current cancer mortality rate is more than two million deathsóin lower than in 1991. Amongód most common causes of deathów is lung, colon, prostate and breast cancer – is almost half of all deathsóin caused by cancer.
The drop in mortality is the result of huge investments made in researching new therapies for use during the disease. Information campaigns popularizing regular examinations and lifestyle changes also have great merit.
– Continuing this success will require further clinical research into new therapies, improving early detection of cancerów and new information campaigns to promote healthy lifestyles – Otis W said. Brawley of the American Cancer Society.
Decrease in the number of deathsów does not mean that the fight against cancer has been won. The above data refers to the stateóin the United. In less affluent societies, the situation is much worse. However, a trend seen in the U.S. shows that with current medical knowledge, it is possible to effectively fight the epidemic.
Research into more and more new therapies offers hope for an even better outcome. Very promising are the detailedólnie these, based on comóstem cells, but their widespread use requires at least a few more years of research.