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Report finds cancer deaths falling but new causes rising

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

NBC News: The good news is that a report by the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others documents a continuing decline in cancer deaths.

The bad news is that there are two increasingly common causes of cancer: obesity, and the human papillomavirus or HPV.  Some experts predict a new epidemic of head and neck cancer caused by HPV as baby boomers who are already infected start to develop it. For the younger generation, there’s a vaccine that prevents HPV, yet U.S. kids are not getting it at anywhere near the recommended rates.

And the report also says that policymakers are doing far too little to fight obesity, which underlies a third of cancer cases.

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