Minn. cancer death rate dropping, study says
Record unemployment, a steady stream of layoffs with no end in sight, and a federal government set to compound the woes by hurling an asinine Hail Mary into an already debt-addled economy. Today's headlines are rather grim, no?
Well now... at least you have less of chance of dying of cancer than you did four years ago.
About 9,000 people die of cancer each year in Minnesota, making it the leading cause of death in the state.
But the [American Cancer Society's] report Monday shows efforts to fight breast, prostate and colon cancer have pushed the state's overall cancer death rate down 4 percent each year from 2003 through 2005.
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