Based on new findings from a 2020 American Cancer Society report, mortality rates from cancer have declined by 29% between 1991 to 2017 in the US. Additionally, between 2016 to 2017, there was a 2.2% drop, which is the largest drop within a single year that was ever recorded.
The report calls out some key statistics of major cancer types:
- Between 1990 and 2017, rates of lung cancer deaths in men dropped by 5% per year, and for women, 4% per year.
- Between 1989 and 2017, the rates of breast cancer deaths in women dropped by 40%
- Between 1993 and 2017, the rates of prostate cancer deaths in men dropped by 52%
- Between 1980 and 2017, the rates of colorectal cancer deaths in men dropped by 53% in men, and 57% in women
Please read the entire report from the American Cancer Society here.