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Cancer Mortality Trends Among Men by Race/Ethnicity

Note: The word "significantly" below refers to statistical significance. 2010 is the latest year for which data are available.

All Men

Among all men in the United States from 2001 to 2010, deaths from—

  • Colorectal cancer have decreased significantly by 3.0% per year.
  • Lung cancer have decreased significantly by 2.5% per year.
  • Prostate cancer have decreased significantly by 3.4% per year.
  • Melanoma of the skin have increased significantly by 0.9% per year.

White Men

Among white men in the United States from 2001 to 2010, deaths from—

  • Colorectal cancer have decreased significantly by 3.1% per year.
  • Lung cancer have decreased significantly by 2.4% per year.
  • Prostate cancer have decreased significantly by 3.3% per year.
  • Melanoma of the skin have increased significantly by 1.0% per year.

Black Men

Among black men in the United States from 2001 to 2010, deaths from—

  • Colorectal cancer have decreased significantly by 2.4% per year.
  • Lung cancer have decreased significantly by 3.3% per year.
  • Prostate cancer have decreased significantly by 3.8% per year.
  • Melanoma of the skin have remained level.

Hispanic* Men

Among Hispanic* men in the United States from 2001 to 2010, deaths from—

  • Colorectal cancer have decreased significantly by 1.4% per year.
  • Lung cancer have decreased significantly by 2.8% per year.
  • Prostate cancer have decreased significantly by 3.0% per year.
  • Melanoma of the skin have remained level.

American Indian/Alaska Native Men

Among American Indian/Alaska Native men in the United States from 2001 to 2010, deaths from—

  • Colorectal cancer have remained level.
  • Lung cancer have remained level.
  • Prostate cancer have remained level.

Asian/Pacific Islander Men

Among Asian/Pacific Islander men in the United States from 2001 to 2010, deaths from—

  • Colorectal cancer have decreased significantly by 2.3% per year.
  • Lung cancer have decreased significantly by 1.6% per year.
  • Prostate cancer have decreased significantly by 2.3% per year.

Data source: Edwards BK, Noone A-M, Mariotto AB, Simard EP, Boscoe FP, Henley SJ, Jemal A, Cho H, Anderson RN, Kohler BA, Eheman CR, Ward EM. Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2010, featuring prevalence of comorbidity and impact on survival among persons with lung, colorectal, breast, or prostate cancer. Cancer 2013.

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

*Data for Hispanic excludes the District of Columbia, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Carolina.

 
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