U.S. Cancer Statistics Tools and Data

Cancer Statistics Tools

United States Cancer Statistics: Data Visualizations
The U. S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations tool provides information on the numbers and rates of new cancer cases and deaths at the national, state, and county levels. You can see the numbers by sex, age, race and ethnicity, trends over time, survival, and prevalence. Text explains what is shown on each chart and graph.

CDC WONDER
This online query system lets you see age-adjusted and crude cancer rates in tabs, maps, and charts. It includes data on adult and childhood cancers by geographic region.

State Cancer ProfilesExternal
You can use State Cancer Profiles to view rates of new cancers at a county level, including a description of trends to see if rates are stable, falling, or rising in your area.

Environmental Public Health Tracking Network
This online data explorer is hosted by CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and provides U.S. Cancer Statistics incidence data for a subset of cancer sites at state level (1-year counts and rates) and county level (5-year average rates and 5-year summed counts).

Chronic Disease Indicators
This query system provides chronic disease and risk factor indicators in a uniform way. You can access incidence and mortality rates for invasive cancers, all sites combined and by selected sites (such as female breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers).

Databases Available to Researchers

United States Cancer Statistics: Public Use Database
As a researcher, you can analyze population-based incidence data on the entire United States population with this pubic use database, which is available through SEER*Stat software.

United States Cancer Statistics: Restricted Access Data
This database includes variables that are not in the public use database, including county at diagnosis, site-specific factors, and prognostic measures. The database is available through CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics Research Data Center.

Page last reviewed: August 17, 2018