Dr. Len Lichtenfeld

National Drop in Cancer Deaths Is Encouraging, but Inconsistent, as Improvements in Rural Areas Lag

May 28, 2019

The rate of cancer deaths has declined 27% in 25 years, but when it comes to cancers that can be effectively detected early, such as lung, cervical and colorectal, the outcomes for individuals in rural communities around the country are much worse than for those who live in more urban settings.