Report: US cancer deaths drop 33% since 1991

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“American cancer deaths have declined by 33% since 1991, according to a new report – saving an estimated 3.8m lives. The report by the American Cancer Society attributed the three-decade trend largely to better early detection, lower rates of smoking, and improvements in treatment. Researchers also credited the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. … From 2019 and 2020, the most recent date for which data is available, cancer mortality decreased by 1.5%. Researchers and doctors have cautioned that Covid-19, which delayed cancer screenings for many Americans, was a serious setback, though to what extent is not yet known.” (01/14/23)