The media have picked up on this wildly popular HealthDay News story today–“U.S. Cancer Rate-Death Rate Combo Drops for 1st Time.”

TUESDAY, Nov. 25 (HealthDay News) — For the first time since such statistics were released in 1998, the number of men and women in the United States getting and dying from cancer has dropped.

The drop in cancer rates is mostly due to fewer cases of lung, prostate and colorectal cancer among men, and fewer cases of breast and colorectal cancer among women. Also, death rates from lung cancer have leveled off among women since 2003, a new report found.

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