See, all those cancer walks are paying off

Yep, cancer survival death rates are going down and mean survival time is increasing, this according to a study by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. While that is great news, there are several cancer types that continue to have very low 5-year relative survival rates: pancreas (8.5%), liver (18.1%), lung (18.7%), esophagus (20.5%), stomach (31.1%) and brain (35.0%). While we did not read the whole report (I know), we assume that cancer walks were not identified as drivers of decreasing mortality rates, but early detection is always good. That said, we did find this interesting. Keep fighting the good fight, we are making progress.