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 Times: Cancer 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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