Cancer is one of the most common (and brutal) causes of death nowadays.
Good news has come from the Cancer Statistics 2017, the American Cancer Society report on cancer, that the cancer rate has dropped significantly from its peak in 1991 from 215.1 per 100,000 population in 1991 to 161.2 per 100,000 population in 2014 (that’s an encouraging 25%).
The drop has come from a radical reduction in smoking, better techniques of prevention and treatments. The causes of death from lung cancer have decreased by 43% for males and 17% for females. Breast cancer has registered a reduction of 388; prostate 51%.