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Declining Cancer Rates: A Mom's Perspective

No doubt you read one of the reports talking about the declining cancer rates in the United States, like this one from The Los Angeles TimesCancer Deaths Drop for 2nd Year. Now, is this good news? Well that depends on who you ask. The Cancer Blog has more:
This week has been kind of emotional for me. I'm not going to spend a lot of time writing about me, because I am kind of angry right now. Yesterday, as I was watching the news while getting ready for work, there was a spot that they were talking about how excited they were that deaths from cancer showed a tremendous decrease last year. I agree, it is good news - however, the only cancers they talked about and showed the figures for were ADULT cancers (breast cancer, colon cancer, prostrate cancer, etc). Where are the numbers on childhood cancers? And - until the number is 0, I see no reason to get really excited.
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