Friday, February 10, 2006

We've Reached a Turning Point

Hello, friends! As most of you know, I do not post very often, and especially in the last few months just have not felt like spending much time at the computer. But I wanted to share a quick little pointer to an article that is very near and dear to my heart.

According to an article in yesterday's USA Today, it looks like we may be reaching a turning point in the fight against cancer here in the United States.
The number of annual deaths from cancer has fallen for the first time in more than 70 years, researchers announced today.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 556,902 Americans died of cancer in 2003, 369 fewer than in 2002.

While the decline is small, it suggests the country has reached a "turning point" in the fight against cancer, says Michael Thun, who heads epidemiologic research for the American Cancer Society.

Have a happy and blessed weekend!


Anonymous Daffyd said...

That's great news, Shebird! It's so good to see your pixels online again. Thanks for sharing ! :~)

2/10/2006 10:53 AM  

Blogger Reeclm said...

Glad to see you posting again and feeling a little better!

I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.

(By the way, excellent news about cancer. It's nice to see those numbers go backwards.)

2/10/2006 12:18 PM  

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