CDC: Cancer Rates Dropped in 2010

the MPR take:

Rates of invasive cancer in individuals dropped in 2010 compared to the previous year, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Cases of invasive cancers were reported in 745,383 males and 711,113 among females in 2010, compared to 757,545 male cases and 718,959 female cases in 2009. The highest rates seen in prostate, female breast, lung and bronchus, and colon and rectum cancers. The factors contributing to the decline are currently unknown. 

CDC: Cancer Rates Dropped in 2010
CDC: Cancer Rates Dropped in 2010
Cancer has many causes, some of which can, at least in part, be avoided through interventions known to reduce cancer risk (1). Healthy People 2020 objectives call for reducing colorectal cancer incidence to 38.6 per 100,000 persons, reducing late-stage breast cancer incidence to 41.0 per 100,000 ...

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