Lung Cancer Rates Decline Nationnwide
Thursday, September 15, 2011
A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that new data from 1999 to 2008 shows that lung cancer rates have decreased among both men and women, mostly as a result of smoking patterns nationwide. Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. and results in more deaths than any other cancer.
The study is published in CDC′s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. To read the full report, visit www.cdc.gov/mmwr. For information about CDC′s cancer prevention and control program, visit www.cdc.gov/cancer; and to learn more about CDC′s tobacco control efforts, visit www.cdc.gov/tobacco.