Figure 23-22. Age-adjusted cancer death rates, United States, 1930-1996.

Figure 23-22Age-adjusted cancer death rates, United States, 1930-1996

Selected death rates adjusted to the age distribution of the US population in 1970, are plotted for (A) females and (B) males. Note the dramatic rise in lung cancer for both sexes, following the pattern of tobacco smoking, and the fall in deaths from stomach cancer, possibly related to changes in diet or in patterns of infection with Helicobacter. Recent reductions in other cancer death rates may correspond to improvements in detection and treatment. (Adapted from Cancer Facts and Figures 2000. © American Cancer Society, 2000.)

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