The best little factoid this year's statistics provide is that cancer deaths are down 20% since 1991 when they peaked. This is the result of many advances and programs:
- smoking reduction since the 1960's
- screenings - mammograms, colonoscopies
- treatment options - radiation, chemotherapy protocols, hormonal treatments, and more.
While this is good news, we still have a long way to go in treatment, prevention, and cure.