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U.S. cancer rates decline, but some communities fare worse

Clip: 01/09/2019 | 5m 45s

The death rate from cancer in the U.S. fell 27 percent between 1991 and 2016 due to earlier detection and a decline in smoking, according to a new study by the American Cancer Society. But obesity-related cancer deaths are increasing, and the disparity between outcomes in wealthy and poor communities is widening. John Yang talks to Dr. J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, ACS acting chief medical officer.

Aired: 01/09/19

Rating: NR

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