Cancer report shows a mixed bag

Women are being diagnosed with cancer at a higher rate than in the past — but death rates for women with the disease are down, says a report published July 8, 2021, in JNCI: The Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Researchers came to these conclusions looking at population-based data obtained from national registries and data banks. They found several noteworthy trends among women when looking at cancer incidence and death over a five-year period (2013 to 2017 for incidence and 2014 to 2018 for mortality):

  • Death rates decreased for 14 of the 20 most common cancers in women, but increased for five types (uterus, liver, brain/nervous system, pancreas, and soft tissue, including the heart) and remained ­stable for one type (oral cavity/pharynx).
  • The death rates for lung cancer and melanoma saw the largest decreases.
  • Breast cancer death rates continued to drop, but at a slower rate than in the past.
  • Overall cancer death rates decreased in every racial and ethnic group from 2014 to 2018.
  • Cancer incidence was slightly lower among Black people than whites; however, cancer death rates were higher among Black people when compared with whites.

Bible verses for today’s meditation and inspiration: Matthew E. McLaren

Romans 10:11
For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” God’s Promises » To believers special promises to those who exercise faith » Power
John 14:12
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.
Colossians 1:23
if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.
Romans 10:11
For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.”
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Isaiah 59:1
Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short That it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull
That it cannot hear.
Jeremiah 50:17
“Israel is a scattered flock, the lions have driven them away. The first one who devoured him was the king of Assyria, and this last one who has broken his bones is Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
1 Peter 2:25
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