There’s no doubt that cancer is a persistent and aggressive disease that claims way too many lives. However, thanks to medical treatments such as chemotherapy, more people are surviving it than ever before. Despite that progress, though, it remains a widespread condition.

Cancer-related deaths have been steadily dropping in recent decades, and they’ve fallen by a quarter over the past 25 years. That’s obviously great news, and a variety of contributing factors are responsible for this significant improvement. Advances in modern technology allow for swifter diagnoses, for example, and smoking is less popular than it was.

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