- 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women have a lifetime risk of developing cancer.
- 1,665,540 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2014
- In 2014, 585,720 Americans are expected to die of cancer-almost 1,600 a day
- Only 5% of all cancers are hereditary
- Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US and accounts for 1 of every 4 deaths
- Estimated overall costs for cancer in 2009 were $216.6 billion by the National Institute of Health
- There are an estimated 14 million cancer survivors in America today
Figures cited from the American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts and Figures, 2014. www.cancer.org
The official federal statistics on cancer incidence from registries having high-quality data and cancer mortality statistics for 50 states and the District of Columbia are produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in collaboration with the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR).
National Cancer Institute Statistics