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Cancer Death Rates Fall Steadily In The US

More than a million cancer survivors in the United States have been diagnosed in the last three years, according to data from the American Cancer Society.

There are 18 million survivors in the US as of January, and expect to increase to 26 million by 2040. In 1971, just 3 million Americans survived cancer  as per reports.

The overall cancer death rate has dropped by approximately 3.5 million between 1991 and 2019, the association reported.

The AACR Cancer Progress Report 2022, which came out on Wednesday, says  decline in smoking in people and finding and treating cancer early led to the change.

Dr. Lisa Coussens, the president of the association, said that part of the credit goes to investment in research, both for treatments and to understand the disease.

Increased cancer research funding is a key component of President Joe Biden's relaunched Cancer Moonshot effort.

Biden, who lost a son to brain cancer, stated earlier this month that his objective is to reduce cancer deaths in the United States by half over the next 25 years.

Although approximately 3.5 million cancer deaths were prevented between 1991 and 2019, 600,000 Americans are predicted to die from cancer this year.

By 2040, the number of new cancer cases in the U.S. might reach 2.3 million. About 40% of US cancer cases are linked to avoidable risk factors like smoking, drinking alcohol, and lack of exercise.

The report said that the overturning of Roe v. Wade could also affect cancer care by making it harder for pregnant women with cancer to get the care they need.