Friday, December 27, 2013

Ya think Obamacare will help continue this trend-------Cancer Death Rates in U.S. Continue Decade-Long Decline

The experts are already warning us we've screwed the pooch on our own healthcare.
Bummer, dudes.
Cancer Death Rates in U.S. Continue Decade-Long Decline | CNS News
Despite an aging population, “cancer death rates in the United States continue to decline,” according to a new study published in the medical journal Cancer.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. behind  heart disease, which is also in a long-term decline, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
“Death rates continued to decline for all cancers combined for men and women of all major racial and ethnic groups and for most major cancer sites; rates for both sexes combined decreased by 1.5 percent per year from 2001 through 2010,” according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer,1975-2010, published online December 16. (See cancer annual report.pdf)
......The decreasing cancer death rate was also tempered by a caveat: "The number of individuals diagnosed with cancer and living after a cancer diagnosis (cancer survivors) will continue to rise in the coming decades due to population aging and expansion as well as increasing success in treatment, even if incidence rates remain stable or decline.
“The ability of the U.S. health care system to respond to the growing population of older adults, cancer survivors, and patients with multiple co-morbidities is uncertain,” researchers noted.

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