Deaths from four biggest cancer killers fall by a third

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Death rates for four cancers accounting for half of all deaths from the disease in the UK have fallen by almost a third since the early 1990s, new figures reveal today (Monday).

Over the last two decades the combined death rates for breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancer have fallen by 30 per cent.

Cancer Research UK said between 1991 and 1993, 146 people out of every 100,000 could have expected to die from one of the four cancers but between 2010 and 2012 these figures dipped to 102 out of every 100,000.

 

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