Cancer Deaths Decline, but the War is Not Yet Won
Today CBS Health Watch posted an Associated Press article pointing out that cancer deaths were down last year, while proclaiming a turning point in the war on cancer.
The number of cancer deaths dropped to 556,902 in 2003, down from 557,271 the year before, according to a recently completed review of U.S. death certificates by the National Center for Health Statistics.Dr. Fuhrman does not take this as evidence we are winning the war on cancer.
If you look closely at the statistics the decrease is insignificant. With the lowering of smoking rates we should have seen a large drop, this tiny decrease is a joke.Dr. Fuhrman's book Disease-Proof Your Child presents extensive research showing that that many adult cancers are largely caused by the unhealthy diets most American children eat. Read more about diet and cancer in childhood and in general.
Bottom line, in spite of modern medical care, we are still losing the war on cancer. It may not be cigarettes any more, but our growing waistlines show food addiction is just as serious as cigarette smoking because as we are smoking much less, yet cancer has hardly budged in 75 years.