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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 (101.6)

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

Lung cancer (69.8)

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

Colorectal cancer (44.2)

  • 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 (53.9)

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

Prostate cancer (19.2)

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

Colorectal cancer (17.3)

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

Liver cancer (9.5)

  • Second among Asian/Pacific Islander men.

Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2013 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2016. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/uscs.

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

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