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Cancer

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Numbers of adults who have ever been diagnosed with cancer: 20.3 million
  • Percent of adults who have ever been diagnosed with cancer: 8.5%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2014, Table A-3 [PDF - 191 KB]

Ambulatory care visits

  • Number of visits to physician offices with a primary diagnosis of cancer: 20.1 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2012 Summary Tables, table 16 [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 591,699
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 185.6
  • Cause of death rank: 2

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2014, tables 9, 10, 11 [PDF - 4.4 MB]

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