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Prevalence and Incidence of Cancer

Prevalance of types of Cancer:

For details see prevalence of types of Cancer analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

Incidence (annual) of Cancer:

1,248,900 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate) ... see also overview of Cancer.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 217 or 0.46% or 1.2 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "1,248,900 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Cancer:

1,248,899 per year, 104,074 per month, 24,017 per week, 3,421 per day, 142 per hour, 2 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "1,248,900 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence of types of Cancer:

For details see incidence of types of Cancer analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

  • Leukemia: 30,800 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate) including 10,800 lymphocytic, 15,000 myeloid and 5,000 other leukemias; about 29,000 cases annually (NCI); nearly 27,000 adults and more than 2,000 children annually.
  • Lymphoma: 60,900 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Melanoma: 53,600 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: skin melanomas)
  • lung cancer: 169,400 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: lung and bronchus cancers)
  • bowel cancer: 148,300 annual cases = 107,300 annual cases of colon cancer and 41,000 annual cases of rectum cancer(SEER 2002 estimate)
  • colon cancer: 148,300 annual cases = 107,300 annual cases of colon cancer and 41,000 annual cases of rectum cancer(SEER 2002 estimate)
  • rectal cancer: 40,570 new cases for rectum cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • colorectal cancer: 148,300 annual cases = 107,300 annual cases of colon cancer and 41,000 annual cases of rectum cancer(SEER 2002 estimate)
  • brain cancer: 17,000 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate: brain and other nervous system)
  • oral cancer: 28,900 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • liver cancer: 16,600 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • bone cancer: 2,400 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: bones and joints)
  • pancreatic cancer: 30,300 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Prolactinoma: less than 14 per 100,000 (the rate for pituitary tumors)
  • Anal Cancer: estimated 4,650 new cases of anal cancer will be diagnosed in the US in 2007, National Cancer Institute website
  • Bladder Cancer: 56,500 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Ureter cancer: 2,400 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Brain cancer: 17,000 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate: brain and other nervous system)
  • Bone cancer: 2,400 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: bones and joints)
  • Breast Cancer: 205,000 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate); 180,000 annual cases (NCI); only about 1,000 men
  • Cervical Cancer: 13,000 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Colorectal cancer: 148,300 annual cases = 107,300 annual cases of colon cancer and 41,000 annual cases of rectum cancer(SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Rectal cancer: 40,570 new cases for rectum cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Gall Bladder Cancer: 7,100 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: gallbladder and other biliary)
  • Eye cancer: 2,200 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: eye and orbit)
  • Kidney Cancer: 31,800 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate); more than 28,000 cases annually in the United States
  • Liver cancer: 16,600 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Prostate Cancer: 189,000 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate); 168,665 new cases (NIDDK)
  • Lung cancer: 169,400 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: lung and bronchus cancers)
  • Testicular Cancer: 7,500 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Hodgkin's Disease: 7,000 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate); less than 1 percent of all cases of cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: 53,900 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Oral cancer: 28,900 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Skin Cancer: more than 1 million annually (mostly the less dangerous types: basal and squamous)
  • Multiple Myeloma: 14,600 annual cases of multiple myeloma in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Ovarian Cancer: 23,300 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate); about 1 in 57 women in the United States (NCI)
  • Pancreatic cancer: 30,300 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Penis Cancer: 1,200 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Pituitary Cancer: 14 per 100,000 people (NIDDK)
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma: 8,300 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Retinoblastoma: estimated 1 per 250 children are diagnosed with retinoblastomas each year, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Small Intestine Cancer: 5,300 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Stomach cancer: 21,600 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate); about 24,000 annual cases in the United States (NCI)
  • Thyroid cancer: 20,700 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate); 19,500 annual cases in the USA (NCI); 14,900 women and 4,600 men annually (NCI).
  • Hydatidiform mole: about 1 in 2000 pregnancies
  • Endometrial Cancer: 39,300 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Vagina cancer: 2,000 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Vulva cancer: 3,800 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Mouth cancer: 10,080 new cases for mouth cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Pharynx cancer: 8,250 new cases for pharynx cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Tongue Cancer: 7,320 new cases for tongue cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia: 3,830 new cases for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Acute myeloid leukemia: 11,920 new cases for Acute Myeloid Leukemia in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia: 8,190 new cases for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Chronic myeloid leukemia: 4,600 new cases for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Larynx Cancer: 12,000 annual cases in the United States (NCI); 8,900 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Vulvar cancer: estimated 3,490 new cases of vulvar cancer will be diagnosed in the US in 2007, National Cancer Institute website
  • Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer: 16,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed each year
  • Respiratory system cancer: 186,550 new cases for respiratory system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Urinary system cancer: 98,400 new cases for urinary system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Endocrine system cancer: 25,520 new cases for endocrine system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Genital system cancer: 323,210 new cases for genital system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Digestive system cancer: 255,640 new cases for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Brain tumor, adult: estimated 20,500 new cases of brain cancer will be diagnosed in the US in 2007, National Cancer Institute website
  • Small intestine cancer, adult: estimated 5,640 new cases of small intestine cancer will be diagnosed in the US in 2007, National Cancer Institute website
  • Familial polyposis, autosomal recessive: 800 to 1,000 new cases of familial adenomatous polyposis are diagnosed each year in the US, Genetics Home Reference website
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Lifetime risk for Cancer:

about 1 in 3 lifetime risk; 38% of women and 43% of men (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)

Prevelance statistics for Cancer:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Cancer:

  • 6.9% of noninstitutionalised adults have had cancer at some time in their life in the US 2001 (Summary Health Statistics for US Adults, 2002, NCHS, CDC)
  • 67,100 home health care patients had cancer as a primary diagnosis in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 5% of home health care patients had cancer as a primary diagnosis in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 54,900 hospice care patients had cancer as a primary diagnosis in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, NCHS, CDC)
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Incidence statistics for Cancer:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Cancer:

  • Estimated 132,700 new cases of cancer in African Americans in America 2003 (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • Estimated 63,100 new cases of cancer in African Americans in America 2003 (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • 555.9 white men per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
  • 696.8 African American men per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
  • 392.0 Asian American and Pacific Islander men per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
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Death statistics for Cancer:

The following statistics relate to 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)
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More Statistics about Cancer:

  • Deaths and related statistics
  • Hospitalization statistics
  • Cost statistics
  • Survival rate statistics
  • All statistics for Cancer

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Cancer usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Cancer at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Cancer refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Cancer diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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