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U.S. CANCER DEATH RATE DECLINES AGAIN, BUT PROSTATE CANCER INCIDENCE RISES

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news for Americans in the war against cancer[1].

Cancer[2] deaths continue to decline nationwide, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.

But the report also points to one troubling trend -- prostate cancer[3] deaths are creeping up again after years of decline, suggesting that controversy over the best way to screen for the disease may have given it a chance to flourish.

Especially troubling is an increase in men diagnosed with late-stage prostate cancer[4] that has spread to other organs.

"We are definitely losing ground," said Dr. Serban Negoita, chief of the U.S. National Cancer Institute's Data Quality, Analysis and Interpretation Branch. "We don't want to have more people diagnosed at a distant stage, and we don't want to have more people dying from prostate cancer."

Overall, cancer diagnoses and cancer deaths continue to decline in the ...

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