ATLANTA (WAOK) – A new government report indicates cancer rates in the U.S. continue to slide except for certain forms of the disease.

The report tracked U.S. cancer rates from 1975 through 2009. It found increases in the incidence of cancers connected to obesity and linked to human papillomavirus (HPV).

In the “Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer” it was brought out that fewer Americans have been dying of cancer since approximately 1990.

The report showed cancer death rates continued on the decline from 2000 to 2009. It also showed men were less likely to die from ten of the 17 most common forms of cancers while cancer death rates for women fell for 15 of the 18 most common types of cancers.


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