National Mortality Trends, 2010-2014

Between 2010 and 2014, overall cancer death rates decreased by an average of 1.8 percent per year for men and an average of 1.4 percent per year for women.

Eleven of the 16 most common cancers in men showed decreases in mortality, including leukemia, melanoma, myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cancers of the colon and rectum, esophagus, kidney, larynx, lung and bronchus, prostate, and stomach. Lung and bronchus cancer had the greatest decrease in mortality. Cancers of the brain, liver, oral cavity, and pancreas showed increases in mortality for men between 2010 and 2014, with liver cancer having the greatest increase. The AAPC for bladder cancer mortality was 0%, which is considered stable.

Fourteen of the 18 most common cancers in women showed decreases in mortality, including leukemia, melanoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cancers of the bladder, breast, cervix, colon and rectum, esophagus, kidney, lung and bronchus, oral cavity, ovary, pancreas, and stomach. Colon and rectum cancer had the greatest decrease in mortality. Myeloma and cancers of the brain, corpus and uterus, and liver showed increases in mortality for women between 2010 and 2014, with liver cancer having the greatest increase.

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

National Cancer Institute Mortality Trends, 1975-2014