Prevention and early detection have contributed to a three-decade decline in cancer mortality, a new report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) finds.

With an increased emphasis on being proactive about wellness exams and cancer screenings, the U.S. cancer death rate has fallen 33% since 1991. “New revelations for prevention, for early detection and for treatment have resulted in true, meaningful gains in many of the 200 diseases that we call cancer,” said said Karen Knudsen, chief executive officer of the ACS.

The report does note that some doctors have seen a rise in advanced cancer cases due to delays in screening and treatment since the start of the pandemic. For self-funded plans, that means it’s vital to encourage employees to maintain good wellness habits.

MedBen WellLiving can be a valuable ally in the fight against cancer. In addition to helping your members to reduce their cancer risk, MedBen WellLiving clients spend on average 6.2% less than those who don’t utilize our proactive wellness solutions.

See the difference MedBen WellLiving can make for your plan members by contacting us at 888-627-8683.