According to a latest study, the overall cancer death rates in the United States continue to decrease among women, men, teens, children, and young adults. The annual report from the American Cancer Society to the Nation on the Status of Cancer showed a decrease in every major racial and ethnic group from 2015 to 2019. The findings of the study are based on the pre-COVID-19 pandemic data.
According to a report, the cancer death rates are decreased by 2.1 percent for men and women during 2015 to 2019. A report, published in the Cancer journal, has shown a decrease of 2.3 percent per year in cancer death rates among men, and an annual decrease of 1.9 percent for women.
Despite the decrease in death rates, cancer still remains the second most common cause of death in the United States after heart disease. The American Cancer Society reported an estimated 609,360 cancer deaths could possibly occur in 2022, compared to 608,500 projected cancer deaths in 2021.
The study shows, melanoma and lung cancer deaths have decreased for adults in the United States among cancers with decreasing death rates. This decrease in the death rates suggests significant progress in battling cancer.