Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers

Report: Cancer, mortality rates down in U.S.

Category: Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers

Across almost every gender and ethnic group in the U.S., both the pervasiveness of cancer diagnoses and mortality rates associated with the disease have dropped in recent years, researchers say.

A report by the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society and the American Association of Central Cancer Registries revealed that cancer diagnosis rates decreased by about 1 percent each year between 1999 and 2006, CNN reports.

Similarly, the report, which was published in the journal Cancer, said that mortality rates among American men declined by about 2 percent per year between 2001 and 2006 and by roughly 1.5 percent each year among U.S. women over the same time span.

"Death rates for all cancers combined from 2002 through 2006 were highest for black men and women and lowest for Asian/Pacific Islander men and women," the report said.

Despite drops among overall cancer cases, both genders experienced a rise in diagnosis rates of leukemia and melanoma, according to the news source.

According to the American Cancer Society, death rates from breast cancer in women have been declining since 1990, largely due to early detection mammography testing and improving treatments.

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top