Newly Released Cancer Data of the United States in 2018 !

On January 4, CA, a cancer journal for clinicians, published the 2018 National Cancer Report.

The overall trend of cancer shows minor difference to the previous one in general. The report predicts that in 2018 there will be more than 1.7 million new cases of cancer in the United States and the number of deaths will be up to 610,000.


The report shows that from 2014 to 2015, the cancer death rate dropped by 1.7%, showing a 26% decrease compared with the mortality peak of overall relative death rate in 1991.
Among all cancer types, quite effective control has been made for the four major killers of lung, prostate, breast and colorectal cancer. For men, there is a 39.7% probability to be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime, compared to 37.6% for women.
To be more specific:

  • Among men, prostate cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancer still rank top three, accounting for 42% of new cases;
  • For women, breast cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancer, especially breast cancer, will account for 30% of new cases.


By 2018, 609,640 people will die of cancer in the United States, which means we will lose 1,700 people every day. Lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer, are the four leading causes of death, accounting for 45% of all cancer deaths, and lung cancer are to blame for the 25% of them.

Reducing of new cases of cancer greatly depends on tobacco control and the development of medical technology.




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