Good news is rare these days, even more so when it comes from the federal government. That’s why it’s worth highlighting a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday that finds that cancer mortality among children has dropped nearly 25% over the past two decades.
Cancer is among the five leading causes of death among young people under 20 years of age. While pediatric deaths from overdoses, homicides, and firearm injuries have increased recently, cancer mortality has been steadily declining for two decades, especially among younger children.
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