If breast cancer is diagnosed at a localized stage of five-year survival was 98 percent. This represents an increase of 80 percent in 1950. Racial divisionOnly 8 percent of whites in the U.S. living below the poverty line, compared to 24 percent of blacks and 22 percent of Hispanics.
remains one of the most common cancers in women, with an estimated 212,920 new cases and 41,000 deaths a little less than expected in 2006.
In men, the mortality rate from prostate cancer has decreased since the early 1990’s, while men blacks are still twice as likely to die from the disease than white men.
In general, blacks are more likely to develop cancer and die from it than any other racial or ethnic population. Mortality rates from cancer by 40 percent higher among blacks than white men, and 18 percent higher among black women than white women.
But Thun said a drop in a decade of deaths from breast cancer continues, thanks to advances in early diagnosis and better treatment.
The ACS recently published report shows that poverty is an essential component of cancer survival, which affect the risk of developing the disease and the quality of treatment.
These are small numbers, so there may be some variation from year to year, said Thun, But for the next five years so I think [the decline] will become a constant trend. The decline of smoking
Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, however, with an estimated 174,470 new cases and 162,460 deaths expected in 2006. Breast cancer
Thun tells WebMD that the most important factor in the decline in cancer deaths is the decline of Americans who use tobacco products. The numbers speak for themselves:
Rosenberg and his fellow researchers came to their conclusions after studying the response of the 25 people who were severely infected with HIV and were placed on HAART therapy, known as multi-potent, which stands for highly active antiretroviral therapy.
The %age of men who smoke has decreased from 42 percent in 1965 to 22 percent in 2003. Approximately one in five women and adolescents now smoke, but smoking is on the decline of these populations as well.
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