The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2015 about 171,000 cancer deaths would be caused by tobacco use alone. In addition, approximately one-quarter to one-third of the cancer cases expected to occur in 2015 can be attributed to poor nutrition, physical inactivity, overweight, and obesity. Much of the suffering and death from cancer could be prevented by more systematic efforts to reduce tobacco use, improve diet and physical activity, reduce obesity, and expand the use of established screening tests.
In addition to these means to avoid cancer, regular use of some established screening tests can prevent the development of cancer through identification and removal or treatment of premalignant abnormalities; screening tests can also improve survival and decrease mortality by detecting cancer at an early stage when treatment is more effective.
The updated edition of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Cancer Facts & Figures is a resource to strengthen cancer prevention and early detection efforts at the local, state, and national levels. CPED complements the Society’s flagship publication, Cancer Facts & Figures, by disseminating information related to cancer control.
The current and previous editions of American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures titles have been assembled here in an electronic format (PDF) to make it easy for you to use them. In some cases, older editions of Cancer Facts & Figures publications are not available in PDF form.
Please note that any reproduction or re-use should credit the appropriate American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures publication and include a statement of copyright and identify the data source used.
PLEASE NOTE: As of 2013, CPED will be published on a biennial basis. However, for years in which a complete publication is not produced, updated tables and figures providing national and state-level risk factor (e.g., tobacco use and obesity prevalence) and screening data will still be provided.