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Deaths from Cancer

Cancer: Deaths

Cancer is very serious and life-threatening.

Deaths from Cancer: 555,500 annual deaths (SEER 2002 estimate)

Deaths from types of Cancer: for details see deaths from types of Cancer analysis; summary of available deaths by type data:

  • Benign tumor: 13,227 deaths reported in USA 1999 for benign neoplasms, in situ neoplasms or those of uncertain behavior (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Leukemia: 21,014 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Lymphoma: 20,730 estimated deaths for lymphoma in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Melanoma: 7,215 deaths reported in USA 1999 for skin melanoma (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • lung cancer: 160,440 estimated deaths for lung/bronchial cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • bowel cancer: 57,200 deaths in USA 1999 (CDC)
  • colon cancer: 57,200 deaths in USA 1999 (CDC)
  • colorectal cancer: 57,200 deaths in USA 1999 (CDC)
  • brain cancer: 12,765 deaths reported in USA 1999 for cancer of brain, meninges or CNS (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • oral cancer: 7,486 deaths reported in USA 1999 for cancers of lip, oral cavity or pharynx (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • liver cancer: 12.382 deaths reported in USA 1999 for cancer of liver and intrahepatic bile ducts (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • bone cancer: 1,300 estimated deaths for bone/joint cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • pancreatic cancer: 29,082 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Anal Cancer: 580 estimated deaths for anus/anal canal/anorectum cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Bladder Cancer: 11,911 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Ureter cancer: 690 estimated deaths for ureter/other urinary organ cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Brain cancer: 12,765 deaths reported in USA 1999 for cancer of brain, meninges or CNS (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Bone cancer: 1,300 estimated deaths for bone/joint cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Breast Cancer: 41,100 deaths in 1999 (CDC); 41,528 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Cervical Cancer: approximately 4,600 women will die in 2001 (DSTD)
  • Colorectal cancer: 57,200 deaths in USA 1999 (CDC)
  • Esophagus Cancer: 7,486 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Gall Bladder Cancer: 3,540 estimated deaths for gall bladder/biliary cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Eye cancer: 180 estimated deaths for eye/orbit cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Kidney Cancer: 11,116 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Liver cancer: 12.382 deaths reported in USA 1999 for cancer of liver and intrahepatic bile ducts (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Prostate Cancer: 31,729 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Lung cancer: 160,440 estimated deaths for lung/bronchial cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Testicular Cancer: 360 estimated deaths for testicular cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Hodgkin's Disease: 1,403 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: 22,802 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Oral cancer: 7,486 deaths reported in USA 1999 for cancers of lip, oral cavity or pharynx (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Multiple Myeloma: 11,016 deaths reported in USA 1999 for multiple myeloma and other immunoproliferative syndromes (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Ovarian Cancer: 13,627 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Pancreatic cancer: 29,082 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma: 3,660 estimated deaths for soft tissue/heart cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Small Intestine Cancer: 1,130 estimated deaths for small intestine cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Stomach cancer: 12,711 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Thyroid cancer: 1,460 estimated deaths for thyroid cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Uterine Cancer: 6,468 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Endometrial Cancer: estimated 6,600 deaths in women in the US 2002 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Vulva cancer: 850 estimated deaths for vulva cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Heart cancer: 3,660 estimated deaths for soft tissue/heart cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Mouth cancer: 1,890 estimated deaths for mouth cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Pharynx cancer: 2,070 estimated deaths for pharynx cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Tongue Cancer: 1,700 estimated deaths for tongue cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia: 1,450 estimated deaths for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Acute myeloid leukemia: 8,870 estimated deaths for Acute Myeloid Leukemia in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia: 4,800 estimated deaths for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Chronic myeloid leukemia: 1,570 estimated deaths for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Larynx Cancer: 3,815 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Respiratory system cancer: 165,130 estimated deaths for respiratory system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Urinary system cancer: 25,880 estimated deaths for urinary system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Endocrine system cancer: 2,440 estimated deaths for endocrine system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Genital system cancer: 59,250 estimated deaths for genital system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Digestive system cancer: 134,840 estimated deaths for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

Death Rates

Cause of death rank: 2nd top cause of death in 1999 and 2000 (CDC)

Death Rate Extrapolation

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Cancer: 555,499 per year, 46,291 per month, 10,682 per week, 1,521 per day, 63 per hour, 1 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this automatic extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 555,500 annual deaths (SEER 2002 estimate)

Survival rate statistics for Cancer

The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Cancer:

  • 64% of white people survive 5 years in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 53% of African American people survive 5 years in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 63% survive 5 years in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 5-year survival rate for black people with cancer is 40.4% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for people with cancer is 53.9% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for white children under 15-years old with cancer is 69.7% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for white people with cancer is 55.5% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)

Cancer: Life Years Lost

Average life years lost from Cancer: 15.0 years for cancers (SEER); 16.5 in North Carolina1; 7.8 average YPLL/person for cancer in Michigan2.

Misdiagnosis and Cancer deaths

Cancer can be deadly if misdiagnosed...more »

Death statistics for Cancer

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Cancer:

  • 553,768 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC)
  • 549,838 annual deaths in 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); 23.0% of deaths
  • 553,768 people died from cancer in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 194.4 people per 100,000 died from cancer in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • Cancer is ranked the second cause of death in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 12.1% of hospital inpatients deaths was from cancer in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • Cancer death statistics by race and gender in the USA:
    • 249.5 white men per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
    • 356.2 African American men per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
    • 154.8 Asian American and Pacific Islander men per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
    • 172.3 American Indian and Alaska Native men per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
    • 176.7 Hispanic Latino men per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
    • 166.9 white women per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
    • 198.6 African American women per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
    • 102 Asian American and Pacific Islander women per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
    • 115.8 American Indian and Alaska Native women per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
    • 112.4 Hispanic Latino women per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
  • Cancer death statistics by age in the USA:
    • cancer caused 23.0% of deaths for any age in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • cancer caused 8.0% of deaths for age 1-4 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • cancer caused 14.7% of deaths for age 5-9 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • non-malignant cancers caused 1.8% of deaths for age 5-9 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • cancer caused 12.2% of deaths for age 10-14 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • cancer caused 5.4% of deaths for age 15-19 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • cancer caused 5.8% of deaths for age 20-24 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • cancer caused 9.8% of deaths for age 25-34 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • cancer caused 18.7% of deaths for age 35-44 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • cancer caused 30.5% of deaths for age 45-54 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • cancer caused 37.3% of deaths for age 55-64 years in USA 1999 for age 55-64 years [NVSR 2001]
    • cancer caused 21.7% of deaths for age 65 and over years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • cancer caused 33.7% of deaths for age 65-74 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • cancer caused 23.3% of deaths for age 75-84 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • cancer caused 11.6% of deaths for age 85 and over in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
  • Death statistics by age group for malignant neoplasms (cancers) in the USA:
    • 2.4 children under 1 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 2.7 female children aged 1-4 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 2.5 children aged 5-14 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 4.4 adults aged 15-24 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 9.8 adults aged 25-34 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 36.6 adults aged 35-44 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 127.5 adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 366.7 adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 816.3 adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,335.6 adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,819.4 adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms each year in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
  • Male death statistics by age group for malignant neoplasms (cancers) in the USA:
    • 2.6 male children under 1 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 3.0 male children aged 1-4 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 2.7 male children aged 5-14 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 5.1 male adults aged 15-24 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 9.2 male adults aged 25-34 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 32.7 male adults aged 35-44 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 130.9 male adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 415.8 male adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,001.9 male adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,760.6 male adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 2,710.7 male adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
  • Female death statistics by age group for malignant neoplasms (cancers) in the USA:
    • 2.3 female children under 1 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 2.5 female children aged 1-4 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 2.2 female children aged 5-14 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 3.6 female adults aged 15-24 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 10.4 female adults aged 25-34 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 40.4 female adults aged 35-44 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 124.2 female adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 321.3 female adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 663.6 female adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,058.5 female adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,456.4 female adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
  • Death statistics by race and age group for malignant neoplasms (cancers) in the USA:
    • 9.2 white male adults aged 25-34 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 30.9 white male adults aged 35-44 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 123.5 white male adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 401.9 white male adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 984.3 white male adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,736.0 white male adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 2,693.7 white male adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 10.1 black or African American male adults aged 25-34 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 48.4 black or African American male adults aged 35-44 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 214.2 black or African American male adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 626.4 black or African American male adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,363.8 black or African American male adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 2,351.8 black or African American male adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 3,264.8 black or African American male adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 21.4 American Indian or Alaska Native male adults aged 35-44 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 70.3 American Indian or Alaska Native male adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 256.6 American Indian or Alaska Native male adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 648 American Indian or Alaska Native male adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,152.5 American Indian or Alaska Native male adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,584.2 American Indian or Alaska Native male adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 7.4 Asian or Pacific Islander male adults aged 25-34 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 26.1 Asian or Pacific Islander male adults aged 35-44 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 78.5 Asian or Pacific Islander male adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 229.2 Asian or Pacific Islander male adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 559.4 Asian or Pacific Islander male adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,086.1 Asian or Pacific Islander male adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,823.2 Asian or Pacific Islander male adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 6.9 Hispanic or Latino male adults aged 25-34 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 20.1 Hispanic or Latino male adults aged 35-44 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 79.4 Hispanic or Latino male adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 253.1 Hispanic or Latino male adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 651.2 Hispanic or Latino male adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,306.4 Hispanic or Latino male adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 2,049.7 Hispanic or Latino male adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 10.1 white female adults aged 25-34 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 38.2 white female adults aged 35-44 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 120.1 white female adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 319.7 white female adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 665.6 white female adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,063.4 white female adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,459.1 white female adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 13.5 black or African American female adults aged 25-34 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 58.9 black or African American female adults aged 35-44 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 173.9 black or African American female adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 391.0 black or African American female adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 753.1 black or African American female adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,124 black or African American female adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,527.7 black or African American female adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 23.7 American Indian or Alaska Native female adults aged 35-44 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 59.7 American Indian or Alaska Native female adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 200.9 American Indian or Alaska Native female adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 458.3 American Indian or Alaska Native female adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 714 American Indian or Alaska Native female adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 983.2 American Indian or Alaska Native female adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 8.1 Asian or Pacific Islander female adults aged 25-34 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 28.9 Asian or Pacific Islander female adults aged 35-44 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 78.2 Asian or Pacific Islander female adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 176.5 Asian or Pacific Islander female adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 357.4 Asian or Pacific Islander female adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 650.1Asian or Pacific Islander female adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 988.5 Asian or Pacific Islander female adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 7.8 Hispanic or Latino female adults aged 25-34 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 30.7 Hispanic or Latino female adults aged 35-44 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 84.7 Hispanic or Latino female adults aged 45-54 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 192.5 Hispanic or Latino female adults aged 55-64 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 410 Hispanic or Latino female adults aged 65-74 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 716.5 Hispanic or Latino female adults aged 75-84 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
    • 1,056.5 Hispanic or Latino female adults aged over 85 per 100,000 population died each year from malignant neoplasms in the US 2000 (Health United States, 2003, NCHS)
  • 1 in 4 people die of cancer in the UK 2001 (National Statistics, UK Government Census, 2001)
  • Cancer accounted for 28% of all deaths in males in the UK 2002 (National Statistics - UK Government Census, 2002)
  • Cancer accounted for 23% of all deaths in females in the UK 2002 (National Statistics - UK Government Census, 2002)
  • 267,009 female deaths in the USA 2000 (American Heart Association, 2002)
  • 553,768 deaths in the USA 2001(American Heart Association, 2004)
  • Caused 34,316 deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • Caused 19,279 male deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • Caused 15,037 female deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • 26.5% of all deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • 286,082 male deaths in the USA 2000 (American Heart Association, 2002)
  • Estimated 68,300 deaths in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • 544,278 deaths per year in the USA 1996 (US Government Statistics)
  • 129 deaths per 100,000 population in USA 1996 (US Government Statistics)
  • Ranked 2nd as a cause of death in USA 1996 (US Government Statistics)
  • 30% higher cancer death rate for blacks than whites America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • Death rates for various USA sub-populations:
    • 131 per 100,000 American Indian or Alaska Native people died from malignant neoplasms in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 132.3 per 100,000 Hispanic/Latino people died from malignant neoplasms in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 164.7 per 100,000 women died from malignant neoplasms in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 193.9 per 100,000 white people died from malignant neoplasms in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 243.1 per 100,000 black people died from malignant neoplasms in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 243.7 per 100,000 men died from malignant neoplasms in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 28.2 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander people died from malignant neoplasms in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 57.9 per 100,000 people died from malignant neoplasms in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • Canada cancer death statistics:
    • 78% of female deaths occurs in those over 60 in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
    • 82% of male deaths occurs in those over 60 in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
    • 23% of men in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
    • 28% of women in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
    • Approximately 1 in 4 people in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
    • 150 per 100,000 deaths from cancer in women in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
    • 221 per 100,000 deaths from cancer in men in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
    • 36,200 deaths from cancer in men in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
    • 32,100 deaths from cancer in women in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • Mortality rates for cancer deaths in various countries:
    • 161.8 men per 100,000 population in the US 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 116.4 women per 100,000 population in the US 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 150.9 men per 100,000 population in Australia 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 103.2 women per 100,000 population in Australia 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 168.6 men per 100,000 population in Austria 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 113.8 women per 100,000 population in Austria 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 114.2 men per 100,000 population in Azerbaijan 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 61.8 women per 100,000 population in Azerbaijan 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 150.3 men per 100,000 population in Bulgaria 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 89.4 women per 100,000 population in Bulgaria 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 160.5 men per 100,000 population in Canada 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 116.7 women per 100,000 population in Canada 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 141.2 men per 100,000 population in Chile 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 108.7 women per 100,000 population in Chile 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 143.3 men per 100,000 population in China 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 76.9 women per 100,000 population in China 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 116.1 men per 100,000 population in Colombia 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 106.5 women per 100,000 population in Colombia 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 230.1 men per 100,000 population in Croatia 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 105.4 women per 100,000 population in Croatia 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 141 men per 100,000 population in Cuba 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 104 women per 100,000 population in Cuba 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 222.2 men per 100,000 population in Czech Republic 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 127.6 women per 100,000 population in Czech Republic 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 184.9 men per 100,000 population in Denmark 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 144 women per 100,000 population in Denmark 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 201.5 men per 100,000 population in Estonia 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 104.8 women per 100,000 population in Estonia 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 145.8 men per 100,000 population in Finland 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 92.5 women per 100,000 population in Finland 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 201.5 men per 100,000 population in France 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 98 women per 100,000 population per 100,000 population in France 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 176.6 men per 100,000 population in Germany 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 116.9 women per 100,000 population in Germany 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 149.5 men per 100,000 population in Greece 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 81.8 women per 100,000 population in Greece 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 272.3 men per 100,000 population in Hungary 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 147.4 women per 100,000 population in Hungary 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 170.2 men per 100,000 population in Ireland 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 127.8 women per 100,000 population in Ireland 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 135.1 men per 100,000 population in Israel 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 111.4 women per 100,000 population in Israel 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 159.5 men per 100,000 population in Japan 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 83.1 women per 100,000 population in Japan 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 201.9 men per 100,000 population in Kazakhstan 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 102.6 women per 100,000 population in Kazakhstan 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 185.6 men per 100,000 population in Kyrgyzstan 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 112.6 women per 100,000 population in Kyrgyzstan 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 196 men per 100,000 population in Latvia 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000196.7 American Cancer Society)
    • 102.8 women per 100,000 population in Latvia 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 195.9 men per 100,000 population in Lithuania 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 97 women per 100,000 population in Lithuania 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 140.1 men per 100,000 population in Macedonia 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 85.5 women per 100,000 population in Macedonia 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 79.6 men per 100,000 population in Mauritius 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 66.3 women per 100,000 population in Mauritius 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 112.5 men per 100,000 population in Mexico 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 106.3 women in Mexico 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 182 men per 100,000 population in the Netherlands 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 120 women per 100,000 population in the Netherlands 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 167.2 men per 100,000 population in New Zealand 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 131.1 women per 100,000 population in New Zealand 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 155.7 men per 100,000 population in Norway 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 113.1 women per 100,000 population in Norway 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 205.2 men per 100,000 population in Poland 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 111.14 women per 100,000 population in Poland 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 157.1 men per 100,000 population in Portugal 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 89.1 women per 100,000 population in Portugal 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 157.8 men per 100,000 population in Republic of Moldova 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 89.4 women per 100,000 population in Republic of Moldova 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 150 men per 100,000 population in Romania 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 90 women per 100,000 population in Romania 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 211.2 men per 100,000 population in the Russian Federation 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 100.6 women per 100,000 population in the Russian Federation 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 217.8 men per 100,000 population in Slovakia 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 108.8 women per 100,000 population in Slovakia 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 203.1 men per 100,000 population in Slovenia 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 115.9 women per 100,000 population in Slovenia 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 176.1 men per 100,000 population in Spain 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 85 women per 100,000 population in Spain 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 137.9 men per 100,000 population in Sweden 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 104 women per 100,000 population in Sweden 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 103.5 men per 100,000 population in Trinidad and Tobago 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 101.9 women per 100,000 population in Trinidad and Tobago 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 117.7 men per 100,000 population in Turkmenistan 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 85.2 women per 100,000 population in Turkmenistan 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 171 men per 100,000 population in the UK 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 128 women per 100,000 population in the UK 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 104.1 men per 100,000 population in Venezuela 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
    • 91.8 women per 100,000 population in Venezuela 2000 (Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Prevalence Worldwide, GLOBOCAN, 2000 American Cancer Society)
  • New Zealand cancer death statistics:
    • 7,674 deaths from cancer in New Zealand 1999 (New Zealand Health Information, 2002)
    • 153.6 male deaths per 100,000 male population from cancer in New Zealand 1999 (New Zealand Health Information, 2002)
    • 114.6 female deaths per 100,000 female population from cancer in New Zealand 1999 (New Zealand Health Information, 2002)
    • 13.1 deaths per 100,000 population from cancer in New Zealand 1999 (New Zealand Health Information, 2002)
    • 3rd most common cause of death amongst children in New Zealand 1999 (New Zealand Health Information, 2002)
  • Cancer was an underlying cause in 1.0% of female deaths from respiratory disease in Australia 1997-2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Cancer was an underlying cause in 1.8% of male deaths from respiratory disease in Australia 1997-2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Cancer was an underlying cause in 1.4% of female deaths from stroke in Australia 1997-2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Cancer was an underlying cause in 1.4% of male deaths from stroke in Australia 1997-2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Australia is 58th out of 173 countries for cancer deaths in women (IARC, 2001, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Australia is ranked 46th out of 173 countries for cancer deaths in men (IARC, 2001, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Neoplasms caused 246 male deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 2002 (AIHW Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
  • Neoplasms caused 153 female deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 2002 (AIHW Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
  • Death statistics for "malignant neoplasms" for various countries worldwide:
    • Malignant neoplasms caused 133 male deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 2002 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms caused 149 male deaths per 100,000 population in Canada 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms caused 214 male deaths per 100,000 population in Czech Republic 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms caused 169 male deaths per 100,000 population in Denmark 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 126 male deaths per 100,000 population in Finland 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 183 male deaths per 100,000 population in France 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 158 male deaths per 100,000 population in Germany 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 146 male deaths per 100,000 population in Greece 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 264 male deaths per 100,000 population in Hungary 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 161 male deaths per 100,000 population in Ireland 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 164 male deaths per 100,000 population in Italy 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 151 male deaths per 100,000 population in Japan 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 183 male deaths per 100,000 population in Korea 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 172 male deaths per 100,000 population in Netherlands 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 156 male deaths per 100,000 population in New Zealand 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 143 male deaths per 100,000 population in Norway 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 204 male deaths per 100,000 population in Poland 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 154 male deaths per 100,000 population in Portugal 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 219 male deaths per 100,000 population in Slovakia 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 171 male deaths per 100,000 population in Spain 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 122 male deaths per 100,000 population in Sweden 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 137 male deaths per 100,000 population in Switzerland 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 152 male deaths per 100,000 population in the UK 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 147 male deaths per 100,000 population in the US 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 91 female deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 2002 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 106 female deaths per 100,000 population in Canada 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 119 female deaths per 100,000 population in Czech Republic 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 135 female deaths per 100,000 population in Denmark 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 85 female deaths per 100,000 population in Finland 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 87 female deaths per 100,000 population in France 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 99 female deaths per 100,000 population in Germany 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 78 female deaths per 100,000 population in Greece 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 137 female deaths per 100,000 population in Hungary 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 114 female deaths per 100,000 population in Ireland 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 87 female deaths per 100,000 population in Italy 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 75 female deaths per 100,000 population in Japan 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 73 female deaths per 100,000 population in Korea 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 110 female deaths per 100,000 population in Netherlands 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 118 female deaths per 100,000 population in New Zealand 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 99 female deaths per 100,000 population in Norway 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 109 female deaths per 100,000 population in Poland 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 81 female deaths per 100,000 population in Portugal 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 106 female deaths per 100,000 population in Slovakia 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 77 female deaths per 100,000 population in Spain 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 93 female deaths per 100,000 population in Sweden 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 81 female deaths per 100,000 population in Switzerland 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 112 female deaths per 100,000 population in the UK 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Malignant neoplasms 105 female deaths per 100,000 population in the US 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)

Deaths from Cancer: medical news summaries

The following medical news items are relevant to death from Cancer:

Hospitalizations for Cancer:

1,414,000 cases in USA 1995; average length of stay was 7.3 days in USA 1995 (US Government Statistics) more about hospitazliations »

Cancer: Hospitalization Statistics

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Cancer:

  • 133,482 admissions to private hospitals for procedures on chemotherapy and radiation oncology in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 135,535 admissions to public hospitals for procedures on chemotherapy and radiation Oncology in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 210,738 patient days spent in private hospitals were for chemotherapy and radiation oncology in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Premium articles about Death:

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Footnotes:
1. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2
2. Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, MDCH, Michigan, USA

 

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