Overall cancer mortality rates decreasing for men and women

Overall cancer mortality rates decreasing for men and women

(HealthDay)—Cancer incidence rates have decreased among men but remained stable among women, while cancer death rates are decreasing for both men and women, according to a report published in the July 1 issue of Cancer.

Kathleen A. Cronin, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., and colleagues examined trends in age-standardized incidence and death rates for all cancers combined and for the leading .

The researchers found that from 2008 to 2014, there was a 2.2 percent decrease in overall cancer among men, while rates were stable among women. From 1999 to 2015, overall cancer death rates decreased by 1.8 and 1.4 percent per year among men and women, respectively. In the most recent five-year period, among men, incidence rates decreased for seven of the 17 most common cancer types (2010 to 2014), while death rates decreased for 11 of the 18 most common types (2011 to 2015). Incidence rates decreased among women for seven of the 18 most common cancers, and there were decreases in death rates for 14 of the 20 most common cancers. There were decreases in death rates for lung and bronchus and colorectal (men and women), female breast, and prostate cancers; increased were seen in cancers of other sites, including the liver (men and women).

"Progress in reducing cancer mortality has not occurred for all sites," the authors write.

More information: Abstract/Full Text

Journal information: Cancer

Copyright © 2018 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Citation: Overall cancer mortality rates decreasing for men and women (2018, July 19) retrieved 9 December 2023 from https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-07-cancer-mortality-decreasing-men-women.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.

Explore further

Overall cancer mortality continues to decline, prostate cancer mortality has stabilized


Feedback to editors