New report shows cancer rates down

February 7, 2013 7:05:47 AM PST
There's good news in the fight against cancer.

The death rate from cancer has fallen 20%, since it peaked in 1991.

A report released Thursday from the American Cancer Society shows even larger death rate declines in breast, lung and prostate cancer.

The report tributes the change to a decline in smoking, earlier detection and better treatments.

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