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Cancer Among Men

Note: The numbers in parentheses are the rates per 100,000 men of all races and Hispanic* origins combined in the United States.

Three Most Common Cancers Among Men

Prostate cancer (105.3)

  • First among men of all races and Hispanic* origin populations.

Lung cancer (71.6)

  • Second among white, black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Asian/Pacific Islander men.
  • Third among Hispanic men.

Colorectal cancer (44.8)

  • Second among Hispanic men.
  • Third among white, black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Asian/Pacific Islander men.

Leading Causes of Cancer Death Among Men

Lung cancer (56.2)

  • First among men of all races and Hispanic* origin populations.

Prostate cancer (19.6)

  • Second among white, black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic* men.
  • Fourth among Asian/Pacific Islander men.

Colorectal cancer (17.6)

  • Third among men of all races and Hispanic* origin populations.

Liver cancer

  • Second among Asian/Pacific Islander men.

Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2012 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2015.

*Hispanic origin is not mutually exclusive from race categories (white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native).

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