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Cancer Statistics by Cancer Type

Every year, cancer claims the lives of more than half a million Americans. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease. One of every four deaths in the United States is due to cancer. According to the United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2011 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report, 576,685 people—about 1,580 people a day—died of cancer in the United States in 2011.

The following pages show cancer statistics for the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States, based on data from the United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2011 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report.

 
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