breast mammogram - photo by NIHCancer death rates are continuing to fall, dropping by 1.8 percent per year in men and 1.6 percent per year in women, according to the American Cancer Society’s annual report on cancer statistics released on Wednesday.

The drop is significant, even though it is small, because it has continued falling each year for the past 10 years.

Advances in cancer screening and treatment have prevented more than a million total deaths from cancer since the early 1990s.

(READ the report in Reuters)

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