National Incidence Trends, 2009-2013

Between 2009 and 2013, 9 of the 17 most common cancers in men showed decreases in incidence, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma and bladder, brain, colon and rectum, esophageal, laryngeal, lung and bronchus, prostate, and stomach cancers. Prostate cancer had the greatest decrease in incidence. Leukemia, melanoma, myeloma, and cancers of the kidney, liver, oral cavity, pancreas, and thyroid in men showed increases in incidence between 2009 and 2013, with liver cancer having the greatest increase. On average, the overall cancer incidence rate in men decreased 2.3 percent per year.

Eight of the 18 most common cancers in women showed decreases in incidence, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma and cancers of the bladder, brain, cervix, colon and rectum, lung and bronchus, ovary, and stomach. Colon and rectum cancer had the greatest decrease in incidence. Leukemia, melanoma, myeloma, and cancers of the breast, corpus and uterus, kidney, liver, oral cavity, pancreas, and thyroid in women showed increases in incidence between 2009 and 2013, with liver cancer having the greatest increase. The overall cancer incidence rate in women on average did not change year by year between 2009 and 2013.

For more information on individual cancer types see the Cancer Stat Facts.

National Cancer Institute SEER Incidence Trends, 1975-2014