Statistics at a Glance

At a Glance

Estimated New Cases in 2019 1,762,450

% of All New Cancer Cases 100.0%

Estimated Deaths in 2019 606,880

% of All Cancer Deaths 100.0%

Percent Surviving
5 Years

67.1% 2009-2015
Year New Cases - SEER 9 New Cases - SEER 13 Deaths - U.S. Percent Surviving 5 Years - SEER 9
Observed Modeled Trend Observed Modeled Trend Observed Modeled Trend Observed Modeled Trend
1975 400.42 395.87 - - 199.14 200.46 48.95% 49.04%
1976 407.40 400.73 - - 202.30 201.56 49.40% 49.35%
1977 407.72 405.65 - - 203.02 202.67 49.25% 49.66%
1978 407.28 410.63 - - 204.42 203.78 49.38% 49.96%
1979 412.48 415.67 - - 204.53 204.90 49.04% 50.27%
1980 418.09 420.78 - - 206.96 206.03 49.35% 50.58%
1981 425.27 425.94 - - 206.40 207.16 50.12% 50.89%
1982 424.47 431.17 - - 208.32 208.30 50.08% 51.19%
1983 431.09 436.46 - - 209.21 209.45 50.99% 51.50%
1984 439.98 441.82 - - 210.91 210.60 51.33% 51.80%
1985 448.89 447.24 - - 211.35 211.23 52.76% 52.95%
1986 451.33 452.73 - - 211.79 211.86 53.68% 54.09%
1987 468.13 458.29 - - 211.91 212.50 54.96% 55.21%
1988 464.02 463.91 - - 212.62 213.13 55.60% 56.31%
1989 467.99 469.61 - - 214.30 213.77 55.99% 57.40%
1990 482.12 482.90 - - 214.95 214.41 57.90% 58.48%
1991 503.14 496.57 - - 215.06 215.06 60.21% 59.53%
1992 510.75 510.63 503.37 503.15 213.46 214.08 62.00% 60.57%
1993 493.51 498.33 487.01 487.44 213.45 213.11 61.46% 61.18%
1994 483.70 486.32 475.39 472.21 211.74 212.14 61.22% 61.78%
1995 477.34 474.60 471.56 474.06 209.89 209.41 61.82% 62.37%
1996 479.57 479.76 473.28 475.91 207.00 206.72 62.79% 62.96%
1997 486.81 484.98 478.79 477.77 203.55 204.07 63.57% 63.54%
1998 488.76 490.25 480.45 479.63 200.82 201.44 64.29% 64.11%
1999 490.99 488.82 481.59 477.84 200.72 199.86 65.48% 64.68%
2000 486.97 487.40 475.46 476.06 198.79 198.30 66.25% 65.24%
2001 490.71 485.98 479.05 474.28 196.29 196.74 67.10% 65.80%
2002 488.50 484.56 474.66 472.51 194.36 193.73 67.60% 66.34%
2003 476.40 483.15 463.87 470.75 190.89 190.77 67.03% 66.89%
2004 477.58 481.75 465.50 468.99 186.84 187.85 67.63% 67.42%
2005 473.66 480.34 461.40 467.24 185.23 184.97 68.04% 67.95%
2006 477.43 478.95 462.16 465.49 182.03 182.14 68.96% 68.47%
2007 483.43 477.55 469.46 463.75 179.26 179.35 69.55% 68.99%
2008 477.02 476.16 463.19 462.02 176.32 176.60 69.39% 69.50%
2009 475.79 470.34 461.87 460.30 173.40 173.90 69.78% 69.48%
2010 466.06 464.59 452.34 451.60 171.74 171.24 69.62% 69.46%
2011 460.64 458.91 445.29 443.07 168.74 168.62 69.77% 69.43%
2012 447.92 453.29 432.36 434.70 166.33 166.04 - 69.41%
2013 442.43 447.75 426.38 426.48 163.18 163.50 - 69.39%
2014 440.65 442.28 423.11 423.19 161.27 160.99 - 69.37%
2015 439.78 436.87 421.72 419.92 158.70 158.53 - 69.34%
2016 434.25 431.53 415.52 416.68 155.87 156.10 - 69.32%

Modeled trend lines were calculated from the underlying rates using the Joinpoint Trend Analysis Software.


Number of New Cases and Deaths per 100,000: The number of new cases of cancer of any site was 442.0 per 100,000 men and women per year. The number of deaths was 161.0 per 100,000 men and women per year. These rates are age-adjusted and based on 2012-2016 cases and deaths.

Lifetime Risk of Developing Cancer: Approximately 39.3 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer of any site at some point during their lifetime, based on 2014-2016 data.

Prevalence of This Cancer: In 2016, there were an estimated 15,338,988 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 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.

67.1%

Percent Surviving
5 Years

67.1%

Based on data from SEER 18 2009-2015. Gray figures represent those who have died from cancer of any site. Green figures represent those who have survived 5 years or more.

Additional Information

Number of New Cases and Deaths

How Common Is This Cancer?

Rank Common Types of Cancer Estimated New
Cases 2019
Estimated
Deaths 2019
1. Breast Cancer (Female) 268,600 41,760
2. Lung and Bronchus Cancer 228,150 142,670
3. Prostate Cancer 174,650 31,620
4. Colorectal Cancer 145,600 51,020
5. Melanoma of the Skin 96,480 7,230
6. Bladder Cancer 80,470 17,670
7. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 74,200 19,970
8. Kidney and Renal Pelvis Cancer 73,820 14,770
9. Uterine Cancer 61,880 12,160
10. Leukemia 61,780 22,840
- - -
Cancer of Any Site 1,762,450 606,880

In 2019, it is estimated that there will be 1,762,450 new cases of cancer of any site and an estimated 606,880 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 442.0 per 100,000 men and women per year based on 2012-2016 cases.

Number of New Cases per 100,000 Persons by Race/Ethnicity & Sex: Cancer of Any Site
Males
All Races 481.0
White 486.0
Black 520.8
Asian/Pacific Islander 301.1
American Indian/Alaska Native 315.3
Hispanic 370.4
Non-Hispanic 497.4
Females
All Races 417.1
White 430.9
Black 391.3
Asian/Pacific Islander 299.7
American Indian/Alaska Native 306.0
Hispanic 334.9
Non-Hispanic 430.5

SEER 21 2012-2016, 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 4.9%
45-54 12.9%
55-64 24.4%
65-74 27.6%
75-84 18.3%
>84 8.1%

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

Median Age
At Diagnosis

66

SEER 21 2012-2016, All Races, Both Sexes

Who Dies From This Cancer?

Death rates for cancer are higher among the middle-aged and elderly populations. The number of deaths was 161.0 per 100,000 men and women per year based on 2012-2016 deaths.

Number of Deaths per 100,000 Persons by Race/Ethnicity & Sex: Cancer of Any Site
Males
All Races 193.1
White 193.0
Black 233.5
Asian/Pacific Islander 118.6
American Indian/Alaska Native 176.3
Hispanic 138.1
Non-Hispanic 198.3
Females
All Races 137.7
White 138.3
Black 156.0
Asian/Pacific Islander 86.6
American Indian/Alaska Native 124.9
Hispanic 96.2
Non-Hispanic 141.8

U.S. 2012-2016, 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 1.9%
45-54 7.6%
55-64 19.4%
65-74 26.9%
75-84 26.0%
>84 17.0%

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

Median Age
At Death

72

U.S. 2012-2016, All Races, Both Sexes

Trends in Rates

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 1.1% each year over the last 10 years. Death rates have been falling on average 1.5% each year over 2007-2016. 5-year 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:

Howlader N, Noone AM, Krapcho M, Miller D, Brest A, Yu M, Ruhl J, Tatalovich Z, Mariotto A, Lewis DR, Chen HS, Feuer EJ, Cronin KA (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2016, National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, https://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2016/, based on November 2018 SEER data submission, posted to the SEER web site, April 2019.

Suggested Citation

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 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 the SEER Cancer Statistics Review. 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 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. 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.