Monday, January 23, 2012

Dying from lung cancer in US 2003-2007

The dying from lung cancer rate among U.S. women due to lung cancer has gradually decreased for the first time in 40 years. The report is based on a result of this study indicate, that the death rate dropped an average 1.6 percent per year between 2003 and 2007.

According to the researchers reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the latest diagnosis rates dying from lung cancer also declined nearly 1 percent per year. Elizabeth Ward, a researcher from the American Cancer Society, also said the small decline will continue. Lung cancer remains the number one killer in the U.S. and the world.

Dying from lung cancer
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Lung cancer is expected to kill more from 159,000 Americans this year, nearly 70,500 of them are women. So, according to Ward's small change to live is very welcome, and will be increased from time to time. This study also showed that the overall cancer death rate continues to decline that began in the early 1990s.

Smoking habits are rampant among men long before women, and male dying from lung cancer due to lung cancer is still in the first place. But in the early 1990s, death rates began to decline among older men as active smokers and were taken over by younger men who are taking the habit of smoking. The declining rate of three percent per year between 2005 and 2007. (Xinhua / Vin)