01/10/2013 10:40 am ET

Why Is No One Getting the HPV Vaccine?

A new report released on Monday shows that while overall cancer death rates are down, there are two increasingly prevalent causes of cancer: obesity and human papillomavirus.

The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, a collaboration effort of the National Cancer Institute, the U.S Centers for Disease Control, the American Cancer Society, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, tracked U.S cancer rates beginning in 1975 and going through 2009. Since 1990, American cancer deaths have been on the decline; the new report shows that from 2000 to 2009 the drop has continued with rates declining 1.8% per year among men and children and 1.4% per year among women.

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