SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Cancer of Any Site
Lifetime risk estimates are not available with the current statistics release, but will be added later when population data for older age groups are available.
Statistics at a GlanceShow More
At a Glance
- Estimated New Cases in 2016 1,685,210
- Estimated Deaths in 2016 595,690
Number of New Cases and Deaths per 100,000: The number of new cases of cancer of any site was 448.7 per 100,000 men and women per year. The number of deaths was 168.5 per 100,000 men and women per year. These rates are age-adjusted and based on 2009-2013 cases and deaths.
Lifetime Risk of Developing Cancer: Approximately 39.6 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer of any site at some point during their lifetime, based on 2010-2012 data.
Prevalence of This Cancer: In 2013, there were an estimated 14,140,254 people living with cancer of any site in the United States.
Survival StatisticsShow More
How Many People Survive 5 Years Or More after Being Diagnosed with Cancer of Any Site?
Relative survival statistics compare the survival of patients diagnosed with cancer with the survival of people in the general population who are the same age, race, and sex and who have not been diagnosed with cancer. Because survival statistics are based on large groups of people, they cannot be used to predict exactly what will happen to an individual patient. No two patients are entirely alike, and treatment and responses to treatment can vary greatly.
Based on data from SEER 18 2006-2012. Gray figures represent those who have died from cancer of any site. Green figures represent those who have survived 5 years or more.
Number of New Cases and DeathsShow More
How Common Is This Cancer?
|Common Types of Cancer||Estimated New
|1.||Breast Cancer (Female)||246,660||40,450|
|2.||Lung and Bronchus Cancer||224,390||158,080|
|4.||Colon and Rectum Cancer||134,490||49,190|
|6.||Melanoma of the Skin||76,380||10,130|
|9.||Kidney and Renal Pelvis Cancer||62,700||14,240|
|Cancer of Any Site||1,685,210||595,690|
In 2016, it is estimated that there will be 1,685,210 new cases of cancer of any site and an estimated 595,690 people will die of this disease.
Who Gets This Cancer?
Overall cancer incidence rates are higher among men than women. Among racial/ethnic groups, there are more new cases among African American men and white women and fewer new cases among Asian/Pacific Islanders of both sexes. The number of new cases of cancer of any site was 448.7 per 100,000 men and women per year based on 2009-2013 cases.
Cancer of any site is most frequently diagnosed among people aged 65-74.
SEER 18 2009-2013, All Races, Both Sexes
- All Races
- Asian /
- American Indian /
SEER 18 2009-2013, Age-Adjusted
Who Dies From This Cancer?
Death rates for cancer are higher among the middle-aged and elderly populations. The number of deaths was 168.5 per 100,000 men and women per year based on 2009-2013 deaths.
The percent of cancer of any site deaths is highest among people aged 75-84.
U.S. 2009-2013, All Races, Both Sexes
- All Races
- Asian /
- American Indian /
U.S. 2009-2013, Age-Adjusted
Trends in RatesShow More
Changes Over Time
Keeping track of the number of new cases, deaths, and survival over time (trends) can help scientists understand whether progress is being made and where additional research is needed to address challenges, such as improving screening or finding better treatments.
Using statistical models for analysis, rates for new cancer of any site cases have been falling on average 1.0% each year over the last 10 years. Death rates have been falling on average 1.5% each year over 2004-2013. 5-year survival trends are shown below the figure.
|5-Year Relative Survival||48.7%||49.1%||52.5%||57.7%||61.6%||66.0%||67.3%||68.9%|
SEER 9 Incidence & U.S. Mortality 1975-2013, All Races, Both Sexes. Rates are Age-Adjusted.
More About This CancerShow More
Here are some resources for learning more about cancer.
- Learn more about cancer
- More about risk factors for cancer
- More about symptoms and diagnosis of cancer
- More about treatment options for cancer
- More about clinical trials
- More about cancer prevention
All statistics in this report are based on statistics from SEER and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. Most can be found within:
Howlader N, Noone AM, Krapcho M, Miller D, Bishop K, Altekruse SF, Kosary CL, Yu M, Ruhl J, Tatalovich Z, Mariotto A, Lewis DR, Chen HS, Feuer EJ, Cronin KA (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2013, National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2013/, based on November 2015 SEER data submission, posted to the SEER web site, April 2016.
All material in this report is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission; citation as to source, however, is appreciated.
SEER Cancer Statistics Factsheets: Cancer of Any Site. National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/all.html
This factsheet focuses on population statistics that are based on the US population. Because these statistics are based on large groups of people, they cannot be used to predict exactly what will happen to an individual patient. To see tailored statistics, browse the SEER Cancer Statistics Review. To see statistics for a specific state, go to the State Cancer Profiles.
The statistics presented in this factsheet are based on the most recent data available, most of which can be found in the SEER Cancer Statistics Review. In some cases, different year spans may be used. Estimates for the current year are based on past data.
Cancer is a complex topic. There is a wide range of information available. This factsheet does not address causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care, or decision making, although it provides links to information in many of these areas.