Cancer outcomes continue to improve, and spending has grown slower than several other diseases |

Compared to similar countries, the United States has higher rates of mortality for most of the leading causes of death, and generally performs worse on a variety of quality indicators. Cancer, however, is one area where the U.S. stands out with better outcomes across a range of measures.  The U.S. has lower-than-average mortality rates and disease burden caused by cancer, and also has somewhat higher-than-average survival rates for certain cancers.

Source: Cancer outcomes continue to improve, and spending has grown slower than several other diseases |

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