Between 2015-2019, 11 of the 19 most common cancers in men showed decreases in mortality: lung and bronchus, melanoma, kidney and renal pelvis, stomach, larynx, leukemia, colon and rectum, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, urinary bladder, esophagus, and myeloma. Melanoma and lung and bronchus cancer had the largest decreases in mortality. Cancers of the bones and joints, brain and other nervous system, and pancreas showed increases in mortality for men.
Between 2015-2019, 14 of the 20 most common cancers in women showed decreases in mortality: melanoma, lung and bronchus, ovary, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, myeloma, colon and rectum, stomach, kidney and renal pelvis, esophagus, gallbladder, breast, cervix, and urinary bladder. Like the trends seen for male mortality, female mortality rates for melanoma and lung cancer continued their sharp decrease. Uterine and pancreas cancers showed increases in mortality for women.