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Cancer Statistics  
Number of people diagnosed with cancer each year 1.5 Million
Number of deaths annually from cancer afflictions 600,000
Top 10 Cancer Sites for U.S. Males (Per 100,000) Occurance Rate Death Rate
Prostate 156.9 23.5
Lung and Bronchus 80.5 65.2
Colon and Rectum 52.7 20
Urinary Bladder 36.0 7.6
Melanomas of the Skin 23.5
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 22.6 8.3
Kidney and Renal Pelvis 20.8 5.8
Oral Cavity and Pharynx 16.1
Leukemias 15 9.4
Pancreas 13.2 12.5
Esophagus 7.7 7.8
Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct 6.5 7.2
Top 10 Cancer Sites for U.S. Females (Per 100,000) Occurance Rate Death Rate
Female Breast 120.4 22.8
Lung and Bronchus 54.5 40
Colon and Rectum 39.7 14.1
Corpus and Uterus, NOS 24.1 4.2
Thyroid 17.2
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 15.7 5.2
Melanomas of the Skin 15.4
Ovary 12.2 8.2
Kidney and Renal Pelvis 10.9
Pancreas 10.2 9.4
Leukemias 5.9 5.3
Brain and Other Nervous System 5.5 3.5
Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct 5.2 3.2
Money Spent Fighting Cancer by the National Cancer Society  
Total spent annually by NCS to fight cancer $5.2 Billion
Cancer Type 2008 Spending 2009 Spending 2010 Spending
Lung $247.6 Million $246.9 Million $281.9 Million
Prostate 285.4 293.9 300.5
Breast 572.6 599.5 631.2
Colorectal 273.7 264.2 270.4
Bladder 24.1 25.9 22.6
Melanoma 110.8 103.7 102.3
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 122.6 130.9 122.4
Kidney 43.4 45.2 44.6
Thyroid 14.6 14.7 15.6
Endometrial (Uterine) 17.1 18.0 14.2
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: National Cancer Society, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 1, 2016

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