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U.S. Cancer Death Rate Drops Again, But Baby Boomers May be Cause for Concern.

The number of cancer deaths in the U.S. declined again for the second year in a row suggesting a real possibility of a continuing decrease. Much of the decrease can be attributed to smoking cessation and improved detection and treatment of colorectal, breast and prostate cancers. In the case of prostate cancer, proton beam radiation therapy has treated nearly 8,000 men. However, as the baby boomers reach senior age levels in the next decade or two, urologists screening and testing for prostate cancer expect to find a lot more cancer patients. Most of these men will do their own homework and research their best available options for treatment. We expect many will decide on proton therapy. Which is one of the many reasons more proton facilities are being developed in this decade of proton momentum across the country as the nation's baby boomer generation comes of age.

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