Data are for the U.S.

  • Percent of adults who have ever been diagnosed with cancer: 9.5%

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

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: 5.8%

Source: 2016 NSLTCP Weighted Survey Estimates: Adult Day Services Center, Question 17d pdf icon[PDF – 466 KB]

  • Percent of residential care community residents diagnosed with cancer: 7.5%

Source: 2016 NSLTCP Weighted Survey Estimates: Residential Care Communities, Question 18d pdf icon[PDF – 410 KB]

  • Number of deaths: 599,601
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 182.7
  • Cause of death rank: 2

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2019) via CDC WONDER

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Page last reviewed: September 13, 2021