Overall deaths from cancer declined 2.2 percent for men and a little less than 2 percent for women over 4 years.Declines in death were consistent for all races and ethnicities.There were significantly greater reductions in lung cancer and skin cancer (melanoma) deaths than other cancers.Experts say that better detection and treatment options have driven much of the improvement in skin and lung cancer survival rates.
Deaths from cancer have continued a steep decline in the United States from 2014 to 2018, mostly due to reduced deaths from skin and lung cancers, finds a new reportTrusted Source.
The report was released from the American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Cancer Institute, and North American Association of Central Cancer...
The Irish Times published the following article:
Cancer patients taking aspirin as part of their treatment could cut their risk of death by 20 per cent, according to a review.
UK scientists say that for patients with a wide range of the disease, which includes colon, breast and prostate cancers, aspirin has “biological mechanisms” that help reduce mortality risk. In addition, the team also found the medication - commonly used as pain relief - to reduce the spread of cancer within the body.
As part of their study, the researchers reviewed 118 observational studies, which included 250,000 patients with 18 different cancers.
Based on their findings, published in the open-access journal eCancermedicalscience, the researchers say “serious consideration” could be given to using ...