The CDC’s July 7, 2017 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows a slower reduction in cancer death rates in rural America compared with urban America.
“While geography alone can’t predict your risk of cancer, it can impact prevention, diagnosis and treatment opportunities – and that’s a significant public health problem in the U.S.,” said CDC Acting Director Anne Schuchat, M.D. “Many cancer cases and deaths are preventable and with targeted public health efforts and interventions, we can close the growing cancer gap between rural and urban Americans.”
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