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Cancer deaths dropped by 60000 through Cancer Prevention Measures: Cancer Council

A study by cancer Council in Australia claimed that more than 60000 people were saved in Australia through cancer prevention measures.

May 9, 2013 11:36 IST
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A research conducted by the New South Wales Cancer Council in the second week of May 2013 came up with a conclusion that 60000 people in the country have been saved through Cancer Prevention Measures over the past 20 years. The researchers in the study compared the recent deaths with cancer with the deaths reported in 1980s.

After studying the two cases, the group came up with a conclusion that the overall deaths due to cancer were reduced by 30 percent. The largest deaths reductions were seen in bowel, lung and breast cancers.

The latest advances in cancer prevention, treatment and screening have improved, whereas there are scopes of improvements in brain, palate and pancreatic cancers.

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