Cancer down 20%! Have we reached the tipping point?

cancer statistics

Recently published data indicates net deaths due to cancer have dropped 20% since 1991, likely due to increased awareness, better detection techniques, and our new therapeutic options (like aspirin and lasers). Unfortunately, some cancer types are becoming more deadly. Check it out!

male cancer statistics

The study also breaks down statistics by race and sex. Here are women’s statistics:

female cancer


You can download the full report here: Cancer Statistics and Figures


The production of this report would not have been possible without the efforts of: Rick Alteri, MD; Kristin
Anderson, PhD; Cammie Barnes; Evan Blecher, PhD; Keysha Brooks-Coley, PhD; Vilma Cokkinides, PhD,
MSPH; Colleen Doyle, MS, RD; Ted Gansler, MD, MBA; Kerri Gober; Tom Glynn, PhD; Keona Graves; Gregg
Haifley; Trista Hargrove; Lindsey Haeger, MPH; Angela Jones; Joan Kramer, MD; Marj McCullough, ScD, RD;
Jiemin Ma, PhD; Melissa Maitin-Shepard, MPP; Deepa Naishadham, MS; Ken Portier, PhD; Hana Ross, PhD;
Debbie Saslow, PhD; Mona Shah, MPH; Scott Simpson; Robert Smith, PhD; Kristen Sullivan, MS, MPH; Dana
Wagner; Sophia Wang, PhD; Elizabeth Ward, PhD; and Joe Zou.

Cancer Facts & Figures is an annual publication of the American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia.

For more information, contact:

Rebecca Siegel, MPH; Ahmedin Jemal, DVM, PhD
Surveillance and Health Services Research

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