Cancer Statistics 2010

Cancer Statistics 2010

Hello this is Liz Ward, Vice president
for surveillance and health policy research here at the American Cancer Society as
you’ve probably heard the society recently released to of it’s signature
scientific publications cancer facts & figures and cancer
statistics these publications provide concise
summaries of important cancer statistics in a
consumer-friendly format and are useful resources to all society
staff this presentation highlights some of the
most important information in this year’s cancer facts & figures and cancer statistics publications let’s
start with talking about death rates really
the most important way to measure progress against cancer unlike cancer incidence which can be
affected by changes in screening patterns and numbers of deaths which are
also which are affected by by aging growth population cancer death
rates truly reflect the impact of changes like prevention early detection and improvements in
treatment cancer accounts for nearly one-quarter deaths in the United States exceeded
only by heart diseases in 2007 there were 500 62,000 875 cancer
deaths in the US compared to a peak rate of 215 point one per hundred thousand in
1991 the cancer death rate decreased
seventeen-percent 270 8.4 per hundred thousand in 2007 rates for other major chronic
diseases also decrease substantially during this
period lung cancer is by far the most common cause of cancer death in men causing 29
percent of cancer deaths followed by prostate at 11 percent and
colorectal at nine percent in women lang at 26 percent breast 15 percent and
colorectal cancer nine-percent are the leading
sites have cancer death the death rate from all cancers combined
decreased by 2 percent per year from 2001 to 2006 in man and 1.5 percent
per year from 2002 to 2006 in women cancer death rates have been decreasing
since 1990 in man and since 1991 in women compared to the peak rates in 1990 for
men and 1991 for women the cancer death rate
for all sites combined in 2006 was 21 percent lower in
man and 12.38 percent lower in women despite
a continuing decline in the cancer death rate from 2006 to 2007 there was an increase in the recorded
number of cancer death in 2007 compared to 2006 as a result in the eighteen growth in
the US population the number of cancer deaths increase by
over 2700 n man and two hundred and women resulting in a
net increase of nearly 3,000 cancer deaths most to the increase in cancer deaths form and prior to 1990 was attributable to increases in lung cancer deaths
however since 1990 the age-adjusted lung cancer death rate
in man has been decreasing this decrease was is estimated to
account for about 40 percent have the overall decrease in cancer
deaths in men some a cancer mortality has also
declined considerably since 1930 well death rates for prostate and
colorectal cancers have been declining in recent decades lung cancer death rates in women have leveled off after rapidly
increasing for several decades the gender difference in the pattern of
lung cancer occurred because smoking rates peaked in
women several decades later than men in comparison breast cancer death rates
change very little between 1930 in 1990 but decrease substantially by a total of
29 percent between 1990 and 2006 the death rates for stomach and
uterine cancers have decrease Attlee since 1930 well colorectal cancer death
rates have been decreasing for more than fifty years declines in death rates since the early
1990s have an important impact in averting or
postponing deaths from cancer we estimate that over 560 1000 deaths in man and two hundred and five
thousand deaths and women have been averted or postponed cancer death rates are higher in men
than in women and every racial and ethnic group african-american men and women have
higher rates have cancer mortality than their counterparts
and every other racial and ethnic group Asian American and Pacific Islander men
and women have the lowest cancer death rates about half the rate African and American
men and women respectively it’s important to note that rates for
populations other than whites and african-americans may be affected by
problems in ascertaining race/ethnicity information from medical records this is likely to result in lower
reported death rates that are actually true although overall cancer death rates
continue to be higher in african-american men than white man since 1997 the decline and death rates
has been larger for african-american than for white men 2.6 percent per year
compared to 1.6 percent per year turning our attention now to cancer
incidence which is the number of newly diagnosed cases rather than the number
of deaths each year it is estimated that there will be about
1.5 million new cases have cancer diagnosis in 2010 cancers that the prostate and breast
will be the most frequently diagnosed cancers in men and women respectively followed by lung and colorectal cancers
in both men and women this slideshow strands in cancer
incidence for all sites combined for the years 1970 factor 2006 overall incidence rates for all racial
and ethnic populations combined decreased 5.7 percent per year through
1999 from 1999 through 2006 in both sexes
combined by 1.3 percent per year from 2002-2006
in man and by 0.5 percent per year from 1919 8 through 2016 women incidence rates have prostate cancer
have changed substantially over the last twenty years rapidly increasing from 19 eighty eight
to nineteen 92 declining sharply from 1992 to ninety 1895 remaining stable from 1995 to 2000 and decreasing from 2002-2006 largely due to changes in prostate
cancer screening with PSA but testing incidence rates for
both lung and colorectal cancers in men have to declined in recent years after increasing from 1994 to 1999 breast cancer incidence rates in women
decreased by 2 percent per year from 1999 to 2006 likely due in part to
reduction use the form on replacement therapy and a slight decline or stabilization
and mammography utilization however close inspection of the data
show that in the last four years rates have remained relatively unchanged
similarly although instanceof lung cancer has
increased slightly by 0.4 percent per year since 1991 rates than the most recent years have
plateaued colorectal cancer incidence rates have
been decreasing rapidly by 2.2 percent per year since 1998 cancer incidence rates however remain
consistently higher an african-american and white man in
contrast cancer incidence rates are generally higher in white women
african-american women although the difference is not as Cherie finally am the reports present
information and cancer survival the survival rates for all cancers
combined and for certain site specific cancers have improved significantly since the
nineteen seventies due in part to both earlier detection
and advances in treatment survival rates markedly increase for
cancers of the prostate breast colon rectum and leukemia with with new treatment techniques and
increase utilization screening there is hope for even greater
improvement in the near future child’s had cancer survival rates have
improved and even faster rate then and survival rates for adult
cancers for example among children ages 10 to 14
years the five-year relative survival rate
increased RAM 58.9 percent for those diagnosed in nineteen seventy
factor 77 80.8 percent for those patients
diagnosed in 1999 through 2005 researchers at attribute
these differences to a number of factors
including I’m widespread participation and
clinical trials among pediatric patients thank you for it your attention to this
to this presentation and am we hope that you’ll look more
closely at our publications where there’s a wealth of additional
information thank you

3 thoughts on “Cancer Statistics 2010


  2. It's interesting that lung cancer kills so many even though it's much less common than breast, prostate and colon.

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