Early detection, better treatments contributed to 23 percent decline in two decades, report shows
Jan. 7, 2016
| By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service
Heightened health habits and better medicine are curbing cancer’s killing force in America as the nation’s death rate from all malignancies dropped 23 percent during the past two decades, a new analysis shows. But declining rates of heart disease have made cancer the top cause of death in 21 states.
But non-fiber types may actually boost risk of disease, Fred Hutch analysis finds
Oct. 8, 2014
| By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service
When irregularity strikes, what do you do? If you’re like roughly 20 percent of Americans, you reach for a laxative to help ease symptoms of occasional constipation. But a large new prospective study of more than 75,000 adults in western Washington finds that the type of laxative you take may influence your risk for colorectal cancer.