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Cancer down among Asian Americans

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SACRAMENTO, Oct 22, 2004 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- Cancer among Asian Americans in California has dropped 5.9 percent and deaths from the disease are down 16.3 percent since 1988.

A research report Friday said both declines are more rapid than those seen in any of the other major ethnic groups.

However, Asian American women remain more likely to die of cancer than of any other cause, the report said. And, while they are less likely than women in any other major ethnic group to develop breast cancer, their breast cancer rate is the nation's fastest-growing.

The report was presented to the 5th Asian American Cancer Control Academy in Sacramento.

Copyright 2004 by United Press International.

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