Cancer mortality rates constantly fall in the United States, with more survivors than ever

Health | Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 1:47 PM

More people survive cancer than ever before in the United States, according to a new report by the American Association for Cancer Research.

(CNN) More people survive cancer than ever in the United States, according to a new report by the American Cancer Research Association. In the last three years, the number of cancer survivors in the US, defined as living people who have had a diagnosis of cancer, increased by more than one million. There are 18 million survivors in the United States from January, and this number is expected to increase to 26 million by 2040, the association said. The report indicates that there were only 3 million US cancer survivors. In 1971. For all combined cancers, the five -year general survival rate has increased from 49% in the mid -1970s to almost 70% from 2011 to 2017, the last years for which the data is available. The general cancer mortality rate, adjusted by age, continues to decrease, with reductions between 1991 and 2019 that translate into almost 3.5 million deaths avoided, the association said. Decreases in smoking and improvements in capture and treatment of early cancer are promoting change, according to the AACR 2022 cancer progress report, published on Wednesday.

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