Tucson- Advances in cancer research have improved the prevention, detection, and treatment of the disease.
That's according to the, just released, 7th annual Cancer Progress Report.
In the past year and a half, the FDA has approved at least nine new cancer therapies. But two of them, immunotherapy and precision medicine, are changing the way doctors treat the disease. They are the first to focus on the genetic mutations of a tumor rather than where the cancer is located.
Fear of cancer
Despite this progress, a new survey reveals more than half of Americans still worry about getting cancer.
In fact, researchers at the Mayo Clinic said 95 percent of adults take at least one action to avoid the disease. About three quarters said they avoid smoking, limit alcohol or eat a healthy diet.
Women were also more likely than men to adapt healthy habits, visit the doctor, and get routine cancer screenings.
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