A mixed picture presented by the U.S. Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.
The National Cancer Institute reports cancer death rates continue to decrease as more people are surviving cancer--due largely to early detection and improved treatments. Yet the incidence of cancers related to obesity are on the rise. Obesity contributes in part to breast cancer, pancreas, endometrial, and kidney cancers. Tobacco-related cancers have low survival rates, underscoring the need to reduce tobacco use.
PositiveTip: Support your community and family in lifestyle activities that will reverse the epidemic of obesity and smoking.