Cancer continues to be the second most likely cause of death in America, but isn’t killing as often as it did.

“Deaths caused by cancer have dropped 23% since 1991, according to an American Cancer Society report released on Thursday.” – Guardian

One reason the relative standing remains is that the other health related causes of death, like heart disease, are also falling. Suicide and car crashes are next on the list. The reasons for the decline in cancer are healthier choices, improved screening, and improved treatments. People seeing their doctors and changing their lifestyles have the biggest influence. Even though there are many stories about people leading unhealthy lives, evidently enough people are listening to drop the statistics. We should give ourselves some credit. – And eat right, exercise, drink plenty of fluids, and get plenty of rest. But, you already know that, and that’t the point and the proof.

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