Statistics at a Glance

At a Glance

Estimated New Cases in 2022 1,918,030

% of All New Cancer Cases 100.0%

Estimated Deaths in 2022 609,360

% of All Cancer Deaths 100.0%

5-Year
Relative Survival

68.1% 2012–2018
Year Rate of New Cases — SEER 8 Rate of New Cases — SEER 12 Death Rate — U.S. 5-Year Relative Survival — SEER 8
Observed Modeled Trend Observed Modeled Trend Observed Modeled Trend Observed Modeled Trend
1975 400.29 400.73 - - 199.14 200.47 49.98% 50.18%
1976 405.53 402.97 - - 202.30 201.57 50.42% 50.42%
1977 404.96 405.21 - - 203.02 202.67 50.32% 50.65%
1978 404.06 407.47 - - 204.42 203.78 50.46% 50.88%
1979 409.64 409.74 - - 204.53 204.90 49.84% 51.11%
1980 412.20 412.02 - - 206.96 206.02 50.40% 51.35%
1981 417.06 414.32 - - 206.40 207.15 51.09% 51.58%
1982 414.75 416.62 - - 208.32 208.29 51.06% 51.81%
1983 422.04 423.77 - - 209.21 209.43 52.04% 52.04%
1984 432.13 431.04 - - 210.91 210.57 52.21% 53.07%
1985 441.93 438.44 - - 211.35 211.22 53.73% 54.10%
1986 444.59 445.96 - - 211.79 211.87 54.55% 55.11%
1987 461.17 453.62 - - 211.91 212.52 55.69% 56.11%
1988 457.78 461.40 - - 212.62 213.17 56.44% 57.10%
1989 460.27 469.32 - - 214.30 213.83 56.61% 58.08%
1990 474.00 477.37 - - 214.95 214.49 58.66% 59.04%
1991 492.48 485.56 - - 215.06 215.14 60.76% 59.99%
1992 499.99 493.89 495.05 493.38 213.46 213.94 62.34% 60.92%
1993 481.41 486.62 477.93 481.20 213.45 212.75 61.85% 61.55%
1994 473.11 479.46 467.05 469.32 211.74 211.56 61.70% 62.17%
1995 467.54 472.41 464.13 469.13 209.89 209.24 62.18% 62.79%
1996 471.02 473.20 466.62 468.94 207.00 206.94 63.38% 63.40%
1997 476.66 474.00 470.83 468.75 203.55 204.67 64.14% 64.01%
1998 477.00 474.80 471.37 468.56 200.82 202.42 64.76% 64.60%
1999 480.88 475.59 473.55 468.37 200.72 200.20 65.88% 65.19%
2000 476.13 476.40 466.72 468.18 198.79 198.00 66.65% 65.78%
2001 486.61 477.20 476.87 467.99 196.29 195.83 67.57% 66.35%
2002 484.49 478.00 472.22 467.80 194.36 193.68 67.95% 66.92%
2003 474.40 478.81 463.20 467.61 190.89 190.73 67.42% 67.48%
2004 477.55 479.61 466.33 467.42 186.84 187.83 68.23% 68.03%
2005 474.80 480.42 463.01 467.23 185.23 184.98 68.74% 68.58%
2006 479.44 481.23 464.34 467.04 182.03 182.16 69.57% 69.12%
2007 484.22 482.04 471.04 466.85 179.26 179.39 70.03% 69.36%
2008 478.97 482.85 465.52 466.67 176.32 176.67 69.99% 69.59%
2009 478.22 475.55 464.58 466.48 173.40 173.98 70.36% 69.82%
2010 468.52 468.36 455.16 455.85 171.75 171.34 70.21% 70.06%
2011 462.34 461.28 447.48 445.48 168.80 168.73 70.32% 70.29%
2012 451.79 454.31 436.41 435.33 166.45 166.17 69.67% 70.51%
2013 446.07 447.45 430.41 432.81 163.36 163.64 70.18% 70.74%
2014 445.14 446.04 427.80 430.30 161.50 161.15 70.29% 70.97%
2015 446.09 444.64 428.32 427.81 158.97 158.70 - 71.19%
2016 446.10 443.24 428.00 425.33 156.09 156.29 - 71.42%
2017 444.59 441.85 425.28 422.86 152.72 152.75 - 71.64%
2018 437.29 440.46 417.12 420.41 149.20 149.29 - 71.86%
2019 438.24 439.08 418.37 417.98 145.98 145.91 - 72.08%

New cases come from SEER 12. Deaths come from U.S. Mortality.
All Races, Both Sexes. Rates are Age-Adjusted.
Modeled trend lines were calculated from the underlying rates using the Joinpoint Trend Analysis Software.

New cases are also referred to as incident cases in other publications. Rates of new cases are also referred to as incidence rates.


Rate of New Cases and Deaths per 100,000: The rate of new cases of cancer of any site was 445.5 per 100,000 men and women per year. The death rate was 152.4 per 100,000 men and women per year. These rates are age-adjusted and based on 2015–2019 cases and deaths.

Lifetime Risk of Developing Cancer: Approximately 39.9 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer of any site at some point during their lifetime, based on 2017–2019 data.

Prevalence of This Cancer: In 2019, there were an estimated 16,627,948 people living with cancer of any site in the United States.

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Survival Statistics

How Many People Survive 5 Years Or More after Being Diagnosed with Cancer of Any Site?

Relative survival is an estimate of the percentage of patients who would be expected to survive the effects of their cancer. It excludes the risk of dying from other causes. 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.

68.1%

5-Year
Relative Survival

68.1%

Based on data from SEER 17 2012–2018. Gray figures represent those who have died from cancer of any site. Green figures represent those who have survived 5 years or more.

New Cases and Deaths

How Common Is This Cancer?

Rank Common Types of Cancer Estimated New
Cases 2022
Estimated
Deaths 2022
1. Breast Cancer (Female) 287,850 43,250
2. Prostate Cancer 268,490 34,500
3. Lung and Bronchus Cancer 236,740 130,180
4. Colorectal Cancer 151,030 52,580
5. Melanoma of the Skin 99,780 7,650
6. Bladder Cancer 81,180 17,100
7. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 80,470 20,250
8. Kidney and Renal Pelvis Cancer 79,000 13,920
9. Uterine Cancer 65,950 12,550
10. Pancreatic Cancer 62,210 49,830
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Cancer of Any Site 1,918,030 609,360

In 2022, it is estimated that there will be 1,918,030 new cases of cancer of any site and an estimated 609,360 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 rate of new cases of cancer of any site was 445.5 per 100,000 men and women per year based on 2015–2019 cases, age-adjusted.

Rate of New Cases per 100,000 Persons by Race/Ethnicity & Sex: Cancer of Any Site
Males
All Races 484.7
Non-Hispanic White 514.8
Non-Hispanic Black 535.1
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander 308.3
Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native 435.6
Hispanic 374.6
Females
All Races 419.9
Non-Hispanic White 450.8
Non-Hispanic Black 408.7
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander 312.5
Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native 415.2
Hispanic 346.5

SEER 22 2015–2019, Age-Adjusted

Percent of New Cases by Age Group: Cancer of Any Site
Age Range Percent of New Cases
<20 1.0%
20–34 2.8%
35–44 4.8%
45–54 11.7%
55–64 24.2%
65–74 29.2%
75–84 18.5%
>84 7.8%

Cancer of any site is most frequently diagnosed among people aged 65–74.

Median Age
At Diagnosis

66

SEER 22 2015–2019, All Races, Both Sexes

Who Dies From This Cancer?

Death rates for cancer are higher among the middle-aged and elderly populations. The death rate was 152.4 per 100,000 men and women per year based on 2015–2019 deaths, age-adjusted.

Death Rate per 100,000 Persons by Race/Ethnicity & Sex: Cancer of Any Site
Males
All Races 181.4
Non-Hispanic White 186.2
Non-Hispanic Black 221.4
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander 113.2
Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native 193.2
Hispanic 132.2
Females
All Races 131.1
Non-Hispanic White 135.4
Non-Hispanic Black 152.1
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander 84.2
Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native 138.1
Hispanic 93.9

U.S. 2015–2019, Age-Adjusted

Percent of Deaths by Age Group: Cancer of Any Site
Age Range Percent of Deaths
<20 0.3%
20–34 0.8%
35–44 1.8%
45–54 6.6%
55–64 19.2%
65–74 28.0%
75–84 26.2%
>84 17.3%

The percent of cancer of any site deaths is highest among people aged 65–74.

Median Age
At Death

72

U.S. 2015–2019, All Races, Both Sexes

Trends in Rates

Changes Over Time

Keeping track 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, age-adjusted rates for new cancer of any site cases have been falling on average 0.7% each year over 2010–2019. Age-adjusted death rates have been falling on average 1.8% each year over 2010–2019. 5-year relative survival trends are shown below.

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References

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 SEER*Explorer.

Suggested Citation

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SEER Cancer Stat Facts: Cancer of Any Site. National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/all.html

These stat facts focus on population statistics that are based on the U.S. 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 SEER*Explorer. To see statistics for a specific state, go to the State Cancer Profiles.

The statistics presented in these stat facts are based on the most recent data available, most of which can be found in SEER*Explorer. In some cases, different year spans may be used.

Estimates of new cases and deaths for 2022 are projections made by the American Cancer Society (ACS), based on earlier reported data.

Cancer is a complex topic. There is a wide range of information available. These stat facts do not address causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care, or decision making, although links are provided to information in many of these areas.