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Cancer

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Numbers of adults who have ever been diagnosed with cancer: 21.1 million
  • Percent of adults who have ever been diagnosed with cancer: 8.7%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2015, Table A-3 [PDF – 193 KB]

Physician office visits

  • Number of visits to physician offices with cancer as the primary diagnosis: 22.0 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2013 State and National Summary Tables, table 20 [PDF – 926 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 591,699
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 185.6
  • Cause of death rank: 2

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2014, tables 9, 10, 11 [PDF – 4.4 MB]

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