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QuickStats: Death Rates* for Five Leading Types of Cancer† --- United States, 1999--2007
Age-adjusted death rates for lung, prostate, breast, and colon cancer declined during 1999--2007. The rate decreased by 9.6% for lung cancer, 23.9% for prostate cancer, 15.2% for breast cancer, and 19.6% for colon cancer. The death rate for pancreatic cancer did not change significantly during this period.
Source: Xu J, Kochanek KD, Murphy SL, Tejada-Vera B. Deaths: final data for 2007. Natl Vital Stat Rep 2010;58(19). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr58/nvsr58_19.pdf.
Alternate Text: The figure above shows the death rates for five leading types of cancer in the United States from 1999-2007. Age-adjusted death rates for lung, prostate, breast, and colon cancer declined during 1999-2007. The rate decreased by 9.6% for lung cancer, 23.9% for prostate cancer, 15.2% for breast cancer, and 19.6% for colon cancer. The death rate for pancreatic cancer did not change significantly during this period.
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