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Cancers of the mouth and throat related to oral sex, as well as thyroid, liver and skin cancers are on the rise among older adults, according to new stats released last week from the American Cancer Society. There was some good news, however. The death rate is down for the well-known major cancers. The society’s Cancer Statistics 2012 report found that overall, cancer deaths dropped by nearly two percent for both men and women from 2004 to 2008. That may sound paltry, …
Overall cancer deaths in the United States are down, driven by steep declines in fatal cases of lung and breast cancer. But certain, more rare cancers are up””and older adults have seen the steepest inclines.