Cancer deaths decreased 20% in the U.S.
Screening linked to lower death rate
- Duration 4:05
- Date Jan 19, 2013
Screening linked to lower death rate
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And you numbers -- how many people in our country are dying from cancer the American Cancer Society releasing a large study.
Showing a -- and drop of 20%.
Doctor David somebody member the clashes -- eighteen chief of the division of robotics at mount Sinai hospital.
Doctors money why is this happen.
This is a fantastic news for the cancer patients out there -- the peak of cancer death was highest in 1991.
About twenty years ago.
And so we've seen in major decline and twenty -- as you mentioned is a huge number in this.
We're basically saving over a million people over the last decade or so so the reason why this is happening and mostly has to do with lung cancer.
We see that the death rate has gone down look at this -- been fifteen.
Over a 100000.
And in 1991 now has gone to about a 173.
A 100000 part of this is because of screening and there has been a lot of debate over the last.
Few years where they're screening for breast cancer for prostate cancer for colon cancer.
Those who really work or not and this is the answer today and you can see that you have to get screened.
That information is very powerful and knowing -- -- on you can obviously do something about it.
Lung cancer prostate cancer breast cancer as has been a major part of this.
And that's a major improvement in life cause it.
Wonderful news let me ask you about in particular cancers.
Are less people smoking and that's why lung cancer deaths have gone down -- -- more people drinking that's why liver cancers have gone up.
And certainly look at -- lung cancer -- -- reduced by 30%.
Breast cancer has gone down as a result of mammogram by 30% great news colon cancer by.
Are you ready for this my -- feel the prostate cancer.
We've done a reasonable job decreased by 40% that's huge.
And we think that you know smoking awareness and all the things we've smoking about in this program and other places has helped tremendously.
No one knows exactly why lever -- Packers is on the rise obviously won a mid major risks are alcohol and hepatitis and other and other things.
But certainly we still have a long way to go in 2013.
You're going to see one point six million new cases of cancer.
And unfortunately still.
People will die from cancer we've come a long way but certainly all of these educational programs have helped tremendously we still have a long way to go.
You're always proposing that people get screen for everything that they start early.
On the other side of it with treatments available will we see a cure to cancer in our lifetime and what what cancer is the most likely because.
I know the one that remains very deadly in the list in the study is melanoma is it is easy is using sunscreen.
Well I think that -- we we are going to see a major improvement and -- and this is probably one of the best wishes has come up.
Are we going to see this in our lifetime and and I'm very very hopeful.
I think we're going to his first see in the next few years which cancers really deadly and which one is really not going to kill us.
And really give this individualized care -- our patience.
And a decade after hopefully we will be able to defeat this disease.
So yes we've where we've come a long way but we're getting there that that that the -- if I made the silver lining -- and all of this is research.
On top of research and you become more aware of what type of cancers.
You can combat and perhaps change behavior that's remarkable to see what you've been accomplished since 99 and -- which means the researchers working right.
The research is working we're getting into the genetic codes we're trying to find out why someone dies from prostate cancer and somebody else can leave for a long time.
Exactly the chemistry of these cases are extremely vital for us to understand -- word basically taking god wants them.
At the time.
Against this cancers so this is of great news.
And and more to come in the future.
More more targeted therapies doctors wanna I wanna let all our viewers know that are big fans of -- and doctor Siegel's.
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