Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cancer - becoming another chronic illness?

There is a report out in the August 15th issue of Cancer Research that cancer deaths are decreasing, which leads one to expect more of us to be living longer with the disease and treatment after-effects:
Cancer Deaths Declining, Especially Among Young
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-08-14-cancer-rates_N.htm

You can read the original article's abstract at the Cancer Research journal's site - you will have to go through your local public or medical library to get a copy of the full-text article (interlibrary loan fees may apply):
The Decline in U.S. Cancer Mortality in People Born Since 1925
http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/cgi/content/short/69/16/6500

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