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Cancer Incidence Trends Among Men by Race/Ethnicity

Note: The word “significantly” below refers to statistical significance. 2011 is the latest year for which data are available.

All Men

Among all men in the United States from 2002 to 2011, the incidence rate of—

  • Colorectal cancer decreased significantly by 3.6% per year.
  • Lung cancer decreased significantly by 2.4% per year.
  • Prostate cancer decreased significantly by 3.4% per year.
  • Melanoma of the skin increased significantly by 1.5% per year.

White Men

Among white men in the United States from 2002 to 2011, the incidence rate of—

  • Colorectal cancer decreased significantly by 3.8% per year.
  • Lung cancer decreased significantly by 2.4% per year.
  • Prostate cancer decreased significantly by 3.8% per year.
  • Melanoma of the skin increased significantly by 1.4% per year.

Black Men

Among black men in the United States from 2002 to 2011, the incidence rate of—

  • Colorectal cancer decreased significantly by 3.0% per year.
  • Lung cancer decreased significantly by 2.9% per year.
  • Prostate cancer decreased significantly by 2.9% per year.
  • Melanoma of the skin remained level.

Hispanic Men

Among Hispanic men in the United States from 2002 to 2011, the incidence rate of—

  • Colorectal cancer decreased significantly by 2.8% per year.
  • Lung cancer decreased significantly by 2.8% per year.
  • Prostate cancer decreased significantly by 4.2% per year.
  • Melanoma of the skin increased significantly by 1.6% per year.

American Indian/Alaska Native Men

Among American Indian/Alaska Native men in the United States from 2002 to 2011, the incidence rate of—

  • Colorectal cancer decreased significantly by 1.8% per year.
  • Lung cancer decreased significantly by 2.0% per year.
  • Prostate cancer decreased significantly by 4.2% per year.
  • Melanoma of the skin remained level.

Asian/Pacific Islander Men

Among Asian/Pacific Islander men in the United States from 2002 to 2011, the incidence rate of—

  • Colorectal cancer decreased significantly by 2.6% per year.
  • Lung cancer decreased significantly by 1.6% per year.
  • Prostate cancer decreased significantly by 3.7% per year.
  • Melanoma of the skin decreased significantly by 2.4% per year.

Data source: Kohler, BA, Sherman RL, Howlader N, Jemal, A, Ryerson AB, Henry KA, Boscoe, FP, Cronin KA, Lake A, Noone, A-M, Henley, SJ, Eheman, CR, Anderson, RN, Penberthy, L. Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1975–2011, featuring incidence of breast cancer subtypes by race/ethnicity, poverty, and state. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015;107(6):djv048.

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

 
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