By KEVIN MARTIN NEW YORK — A few days to come before brain tumors testing can commence in New England.
That’s because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is planning to extend its brain tumor screening window until Jan. 14, the day the agency releases its most recent estimates of how many people in the United States are diagnosed with a type of brain cancer.
That’s a day earlier than the CDC has previously announced, but it’s still too early to get a clear picture of how the rate of brain tumors is changing.
The latest data, released Wednesday, shows the U.S. cancer death rate has dropped to the lowest level since the 1970s.
But the CDC says the drop in cancer deaths isn’t the only thing that’s changed.
The rate of newly diagnosed cancers has risen.
And the rate is continuing to rise in other areas, including heart disease, stroke and lung cancer, the CDC said.
In other words, while the overall rate of cancers is falling, it’s not necessarily dropping rapidly enough to make a meaningful dent in the overall cancer death toll.
To better understand how the country’s cancer death rates are changing, we looked at the rates in different states and then compared the data to the CDC’s earlier projection.
We looked at a number of factors to gauge how much the U!
health care system is improving and what it means for the nation’s overall health and economic outlook.
For example, the data show that health care spending continues to rise, especially in areas like mental health, drug treatment and health care for the elderly.
And those increases are expected to continue.
However, the cancer death data shows that spending on cancer-related health care is going down.
And as we’ve discussed previously, spending on the cancer-specific care market is expected to fall from about $2 trillion to $1 trillion by 2025.
To be sure, we’re still a long way from having a true picture of what the nation is spending on medical care.
And we can’t yet say with any confidence how much of that spending is related to the nation at large.
But if the decline in cancer-focused health care costs is any indication, the U., at least, is on the right track.
This story was updated at 3:40 p.m.
ET to include comments from the CDC.