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Cancer death rates continue to decline in the United States for both men and women. Experts say the four major cancers, lung, colorectal, breast and prostate, account for more than two-thirds of the decline.
In 2001, a routine PSA blood test helped John Nemeth, 77, of Glendora detect prostate cancer at a very early stage. Twelve years later, the cancer is gone after undergoing a minimally invasive treatment.
According to 2013 National Report Card on Cancer, success stories like Nemeth’s are on the rise. Deaths from the top four cancer killers are dropping.
From 2001 to 2010, lung cancer deaths dropped 29 percent, a faster rate than in previous years.
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