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Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2004: Featuring cancer in American Indians and Alaska Natives

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    • Among women, the 4 leading incident cancers from 2000-2004 were breast, lung, colorectal, and uterine.  
    • Breast cancer incidence rates in women decreased 3.5% per year from 2001-2004, the first decrease observed in 20 years.  
    • Cancer death rates for all races/ethnicities and both sexes combined decreased by 2.1% per year from 2002-2004, nearly twice the annual decrease of 1.1% per year from 1993-2002.