Brett Kelman Nashville Tennessean Published 8:53 AM EST Dec 26, 2018 Cancer deaths have increased 7 percent in Tennessee over the past three decades, showing how the state is falling behind most of the nation, where fewer people are dying of cancer, according to a recent state health ranking study. Experts said the state’s rising death rate is most likely attributable to Tennessee’s above-average rates of smoking and obesity – two of the most common cancer-causing factors. “We really need a two-pronged approach,” said Melinda Butin, who leads the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Health Policy. “First, giving people who are ready to quit smoking, or ready to engage in more physical activity, the help they need to reach those goals. “But also, we need to remember that the easiest way to reduce cancer rates in the future is to start early – make sure kids never start smoking and make sure … [Read more...] about Cancer deaths are dropping nationwide. But not in Tennessee.
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A report released this week by the research and advocacy group Human Rights Watch slams Alabama for having the highest rates of cervical cancer deaths in the nation.While death rates for cervical cancer aren’t as high as for many other cancers, they could be much lower, according to the report.Cervical cancer is highly curable when it’s caught and treated early. And it should be easy to catch: it takes 10 to 15 years for virus that causes it, HPV, to develop in to cancer. Early-stage detection leads to a 93 percent survival rate.But cervical cancer kills more than 100 Alabama women each year, at a higher rate than any other state. And black women die at twice the rate of white women in Alabama, at 5.2 per 100,000 women, compared with 2.7 for white women.The report condemned what it calls “Alabama’s patchwork public health system,” citing first and foremost the state’s refusal to expand Medicaid as a main contributor to the problem.Alabama ties with … [Read more...] about Alabama has highest rate of cervical cancer death in nation, says report
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U.S. death rates from liver cancer have risen steadily since 2000, resulting in the disease going from the ninth-leading cause of cancer death to the sixth, a new report finds. The change comes as U.S. cancer death rates overall — meaning rates for all combined cancers — have declined since 1990, according to the report, published today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But from 2000 to 2016, liver cancer death rates in adults ages 25 and up rose 43 percent, from 7.2 deaths per 100,000 people in 2000 to 10.3 deaths per 100,000 people in 2016, the report found. The rates increased for both men and women; however, the death rates for men were 2 to 2.5 times higher than the rates for women throughout the study period. [10 Do's and Don'ts to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer] Death rates for other cancers — such as lung, colon and breast cancers — have fallen thanks to lower rates of people getting these cancers, as well as better ways … [Read more...] about Liver cancer death rate rises, even as overall U.S. cancer death rates fall
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