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Major declines in breast, colorectal, prostate cancer mortality rates
Cancer is now the leading cause of death in Wisconsin, according to the recently released Wisconsin Facts and Figures 2013.
This year, it is estimated that 11,220 Wisconsin residents will die of cancer. Nationally, heart disease remains the leading cause of death.
Of the major cancers, melanoma is increasing most dramatically, and both males and females in Wisconsin are experiencing an increase.
From 1995 to 2010, melanoma incidence rates have increased by 65 percent in men and 112 percent in women.
Lung cancer remains the leading …