ACS: Cancer deaths drops 27 percent

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(NBC) – A new report shows fewer people are dying from cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, there has been a 27 percent drop in overall cancer deaths between 1991 and 2016.

The report shows fewer people died from lung, breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers.

Experts credit people leading healthier lifestyles, early detection, and better treatment for the decline.

However, there has been an increase in deaths from liver, pancreatic, and endometrial cancers.

Also, those living in less wealthy counties were more likely to die from cancers that may possibly be prevented through regular screenings.

The report also shows there will be nearly two million new cancer cases this year in the U.S., and approximately 607,000 people will die.

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