Report sheds light on progress in fight against cancer

04/11/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

An American Cancer Society report highlights significant progress made by the U.S. in its fight against cancer, including continued declines in smoking rates, particularly among high-school students. The report showed more young women have received the human papillomavirus vaccine but that colorectal cancer screening rates were lower in people who did not have insurance. "There's hope that the Affordable Care Act will help improve access, especially for those without insurance, but it's really going to depend on the state-by-state implementation of the act," ACS' Vilma Cokkinides said.

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