Good news and bad news about cancer
First, the good news from a recent Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) report: The mortality rate from breast cancer, the most common cancer for women, has declined. Widespread fundraising campaigns have both raised money for breast cancer research and educated Canadians about early detection. Now the bad news: More women are dying from lung cancer, the number one cancer killer of women in Canada. The CCS says the incidence rate for women with lung cancer is only beginning to level off, thanks to fewer women smoking.
Breast cancer – 102 women/100,000
Lung cancer – 47 women/100,000
Breat cancer – 22 women/100,000
Lung cancer – 40 women/100,000