Cancer Incidence Rates
Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer
While overall cancer death rates continue to decline, trends from 2012 to 2016 show incidence rates (rates of getting cancer) are leveling off among men and increasing slightly for women. The incidence rate for all cancer sites combined was 448 cases per 100,000 people in the United States.
Among men, rates of new cancers decreased for 5 of the 17 most common cancers, increased for 5 cancers, and were stable for 7 cancers. Rates of new cancers were stable only among white men and decreased among black, Asian/ Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic men.
Among women, rates of new cancers decreased for 4 of the 18 most common cancers, increased for 8 cancers, and were stable for 6 cancers.