Saturday, August 13, 2022
HomeTechnologyCancer deaths have dropped substantially in the last 30 years

Cancer deaths have dropped substantially in the last 30 years

The annual report of the American Cancer Society (ACS) pointed out that cancer mortality rates have dropped significantly in the last 30 years. According to the group's data, the number of cancer deaths fell by 32%, from the highest historical rate, between 1991 and 2019.

The decline appears to result from a drop in lung cancer deaths. The report found that people are living longer after being diagnosed with lung tumors. This is due to the popularization of mechanisms for diagnosing the disease in early stages.

Decreased smoking

The drop in the number of lung cancer cases is linked to the decrease in smoking. Credit: Triple_D Studio/Shutterstock

“The accelerating decline in the cancer mortality rate shows the power of prevention, screening, early diagnosis, treatment and our overall potential to move closer to a cancer-free world,” the ACS said in a press release.

Another reason for the drop in the number of deaths from lung cancer is the decrease in smoking worldwide, especially in the United States. So it makes sense to think that with fewer people smoking, there will be less death from cancer.

Pre-pandemic data

However, the ACS report did not take into account the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has caused many people to postpone routine medical appointments. This is because the data are based on information on cancer diagnoses up to 2018 and deaths from the disease up to 2019.

The cancer mortality rate varied greatly depending on aspects such as race and socioeconomic level. Black patients, for example, had a five-year lower survival rate on average than white patients. Women also died more, regardless of race.

Read more:

  • CBD oil may have reduced cancer in elderly woman in England
  • Research expands possibilities of treatment for lung cancer
  • Natural mutations explain lung cancer in people who never smoked

Cancer is still one of the leading causes of death in the world, second only to heart disease and, in the last two years, Covid-19. However, knowing that deaths from the disease are falling and treatments advancing is certainly a positive thing.

Via: Futurism

Have you watched the new videos on YouTube from Olhar Digital? Subscribe to the channel!

The post Cancer Deaths Dropped Substantially Over the Last 30 Years appeared first on Digital Look.

Tanya Bhatnagar
Tanya Bhatnagar
author.tabh has a lot of writing experience. She is also an avid traveler who has traveled to many different regions of the world during her lifetime.
RELATED ARTICLES
- Advertisment -
Google search engine

Most Popular