Cancer prognoses are looking up as the condition’s death rate is going down. Over the last 25 years, America’s cancer death rate has fallen by 27 percent, a study by the American Cancer Society published Tuesday reveals. That’s about 2.6 million fewer deaths over that time span. Deaths from cancer in the U.S. reached their peak in 1991 and have fallen every year since, the study says. That’s partly because of a delayed drop in lung cancer cases after many Americans stopped smoking in the 1960s. Lung cancer rates among men have dropped 50 percent since 1991, and improving early detection methods also benefited recovery chances. [CNN]

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