cancer rates.JPGFor 2017, the report estimated, there will be nearly 1.7 million new cancer diagnoses and more than 600,000 deaths. The most common causes are lung, colorectal and prostate malignancies in men, and lung, breast and colorectal cancers in women. These types account for almost half of all cancer deaths.

The report found that racial disparities in cancer death rates continue to decrease, although the cancer death rate remains 15 percent higher in blacks than in whites.

Lung, breast, prostate and colorectal cancers in women and men

How can we reduce these type of cancers?

Early detection, screening and prognostic biomarkers/genetic tests can help reduce these types of cancer. Smoking and alcohol cessation should also be the top priority in areas of public education and information.

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