U.S. Cancer Statistics Fact Sheet

The U.S. Cancer Statistics are the official federal cancer statistics, providing information on incidence (new cases) and mortality (deaths) in the United States.

U.S. Cancer Statistics includes incidence data from CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries and NCI’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program, and mortality data from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.

U.S. Cancer Statistics includes information from the entire United States and Puerto Rico and can be used to—

  • Identify populations most affected by cancer.
  • Investigate potential causes of cancer.
  • Evaluate cancer prevention and screening activities.

You can access the data at www.cdc.gov/uscs. They are available in multiple formats, including a public use database and Data Visualizations Tool.

Data Visualizations Tool

The Data Visualizations Tool makes it easy for anyone to explore and use the latest U.S. Cancer Statistics data.

Interactive graphics and data interpretations

  • New cancer cases
  • Cancer deaths
  • Survival and prevalence
  • By state and county
  • By sex, age, race, and ethnicity
  • Over time

The latest cancer data covering 100% of the U.S. population.

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Page last reviewed: September 19, 2018