CDC Reports a Drop in New Invasive Cancers in the US Between 2009-2010

Rates of new cancer cases in the United States have fallen slightly in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Rates of new cancer cases in the United States have fallen slightly in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Between 2009 and 2010, the rate of invasive cancer in the country dropped from 459 new cases per 100,000 people, to 446 new cases per 100,000 people, the report found. Invasive cancers are those that have spread beyond their site of origin into the surrounding tissue.

Rates were higher among men than women (503 new cases per 100,000 people for men compared to 405 new cases per 100,000 people for women), according to the report.

The most common invasive cancers were prostate cancer, breast cancer in women, lung and bronchus cancer, and colon and rectum cancers, which all together make up about half of U.S. cancer cases, the CDC said.

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