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Cancer Death Rate

June 18, 2011 by staff 

Cancer Death RateCancer Death Rate, The cancer mortality rates continue to fall, but not all segments of the target population are the American Cancer Society, said Friday. In general, the group expects 1,596,670 new cancer cases in the United States and 571,950 deaths in 2011.

Mortality rates for all cancers decreased by 1.9 percent per year between 2001 and 2007 in men and 1.5 percent per year in women between 2002 and 2007.

Constant overall decrease in cancer death rates have been made about 898,000 who had died prematurely of cancer in the last 17 years did not, the organization said.

Americans with less education are more than twice as likely to die of cancer as those with more education, the report of the group of cancer per year.

Mortality rates for all types of cancer have declined in all racial and ethnic groups, between men and women since 1998, with the exception of American Indian / Alaska Native women, among whom the rates remained stable.

Black and Hispanic men have the largest annual declines in cancer death rates since 1998, falling 2.6 percent among blacks and 2.5 percent among Hispanics.

New cases of lung cancer among women fell after rising from the 1930′s. The fall comes more than a decade after the lung cancer rates among men began to fall, reflecting differences in snuff consumption trends among U.S. men and women that smoking later in the last century than men.

Lung cancer is expected to represent 26 percent of cancer deaths among women in 2011 and remains the No. 1 cancer killer of men and women in the United States.

Breast cancer occurs in No. 2 for women. Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of death in men and colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in both sexes.

These four cancers account for almost half of all deaths from cancer among men and women.

Cancer rates vary considerably among racial and ethnic groups. For all types of cancer, the black man has a rate 14 percent higher for new cases and a mortality rate 33 percent higher than white men, while women are black rate of 6 percent fewer new cases of cancer and a mortality rate 17 percent higher than white women.

The report found rates of cancer in the less educated were 2.6 times higher than in the more educated. This was most pronounced in lung cancer due to increased smoking rates among people with less education.

Thirty-one percent of men with 12 or fewer years of schooling are smokers, compared with 12 percent of college graduates and 5 percent of men with advanced degrees.

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