Cancer

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity
  • Percent of adults who have ever been diagnosed with cancer: 9.6% (2020)

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2020

Ambulatory care visits
  • Number of visits to physician offices with cancer as the primary diagnosis: 26.3 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2018 National Summary Tables, table 13 pdf icon[PDF – 793 KB]

Long-term care services
  • Percent of adult day services center participants diagnosed with cancer: 5.3%

Source: 2018 NSLTCP: Adult Day Services Center Participant Public Use File (PUF) Codebook, Question 14 pdf icon[PDF – 249 KB]

  • Percent of residential care community residents diagnosed with cancer: 8.5%

Source: 2018 NSLTCP: Residential Care Community Resident Public Use File (PUF) Codebook, Question 13 pdf icon[PDF – 208 KB]

Mortality
  • Number of deaths: 602,350
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 182.8
  • Cause of death rank: 2

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

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Page last reviewed: February 1, 2022