Data are rounded to the nearest 10; estimated new cases exclude basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers and in situ carcinomas except urinary bladder. † Estimated incidence and deaths for
colon and rectal cancers are combined. ‡ More deaths than cases may reflect lack of specificity in recording underlying cause of death on death certificates and/or an undercount in the case estimate.
Source: Estimated new cases are based on cancer incidence rates from 49 states and the District of Columbia during 1995-2009 as reported by the North American Association of Central Cancer
Registries (NAACCR), representing about 98% of the US population. Estimated deaths are based on US mortality data during 1995-2009, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.
Combined male and female data
promise because it is estimated that more than half of the
cancer deaths that occur in the United States are preventable
through lifestyle modifications ( 10).
Cancer is not unique to America; it is a global problem. Cancer
incidence worldwide is predicted to increase from 12. 8 million
new cases in 2008 to 22. 2 million in 2030 ( 11). Without the
development of more effective preventive interventions and
treatments, this will translate to more than 13 million lives
claimed by cancer in 2030 ( 12).