CBC News reports: Esophageal Deaths on the rise while other cancer incidence deaths fall in the U.S.

CBC News reported earlier this week that “Overall cancer incidence and death rates fell between 2004 and 2008, according to a new U.S. report.”  One million deaths from cancer were said to be avoided.  

However, the report also shows that “certain cancers have increased over the past 10 years.”  On the list of cancers on the rise is esophageal adenocarcinoma. 

The article states that “researchers believe the increase in esophageal adenocarcinoma and cancers of the pancreas, liver, and kidney may be caused by rising rates of obesity, which may prevent cancers from being detected in their earliest stages.”

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