Cancer death rate drops 20% in 20 years

There are fewer people dying from cancer now than 20 years ago.

The death rate from the disease dropped 20 percent since 1991. That means nearly 1.2 million lives were saved during that time.  The decline is seen mostly in lung, colon, breast and prostate cancers.

There is also some grim news coming out of the American Cancer Society's Study.  This year 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer.

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