Re: How we die....then and now
Originally Posted by bigredmechanism
Wow it's crazy to look at the drop of influenza/pneumonia deaths and the rise of cancer deaths.
Indeed. I believe a big part of the increase in cancer deaths is the decrease in other causes (and the resulting longer lifespan). The longer we live the more likely it is we will develop cancer. Take a look at this life expectancy chart; mind blowing.
Edit: And if you are up for a little light reading here is in depth info updated to 2007. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr59/nvsr59_09.pdf
Last edited by reds1869; 06-23-2012 at 01:02 AM.