Early detection of cancer appears to improve survival odds

SOURCE: ONONDAGA COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND IMPROVEMENT PLAN, 2014-2017

While the incidence of cancer is rising, death rates are dropping, presumably because of improvements in screening that allow for earlier detection and improvements in cancer treatment options. This chart shows the rate, per 100,000 people living in Onondaga County, of all types of cancer combined, showing incidence (new cases) and mortality (deaths).

cancercaresummerThis article appears in the summer 2016 issue of Cancer Care magazine.

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