U.S. Cancer Deaths on the Decline
Number of Americans Being Diagnosed Remains the Same
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Findings for Latino/Hispanics continued...
The higher incidence of infection-related cancers among Latinos, and the
fact that their cancers tend to be diagnosed later, points to a need for better
access to preventive health care, says Ahmed.
He added that public health policymakers must continue to commit health care
dollars to cancer prevention and early detection efforts if gains seen in
recent years are to be maintained.
"The resources have to be made available to continue the interventions
that have led to the decline in cancer death rates," Ahmed says. "That
means providing funds for smoking
cessation efforts and preventive screening, among other