According to a recent report that will soon appear in Cancer Journal, in men, myeloma, kidney and liver cancers have been rising. In women, lymphoma, melanoma and thyroid cancer continue to increase. The National Institutes Of Health says more people are living beyond five years of their cancer diagnosis. That’s what they mean when they say cancer deaths are declining. Probably what they should say is that more people are living longer with cancer. What science needs to do is work on cancer prevention just as much as cancer treatment. Finding the causes of cancer is an important factor, according to Devra Davis, the author of The Secret History of the War on Cancer.
You can hear an interview with Davis here. Just click on “Listen.”