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CANCER: Top 10 most frequently diagnosed types of cancer

For many years, the American Cancer Society has produced estimates of new cancer cases and cancer deaths for the nation and by state.  Here are some of the most current numbers.

Estimated New Cancer Cases, US 2016

  • 249,260 breast
  • 224,390 lung & bronchus
  • 180,890 prostate
  •   95,270 colon
  •   83,510 skin
  •   82,330 uterine (cervix plus corpus)
  •   81,080 lymphoma
  •   76,960 bladder
  •   64,300 thyroid
  •   62,700 kidney

Source: (2016) Cancer Facts & Figures 2016. Atlanta: American Cancer Society, Table 1.  Click here: http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/document/acspc-047079.pdf   If you’d like to review trend data, older editions can be accessed here: http://www.cancer.org/research/cancerfactsstatistics/allcancerfactsfigures/index Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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