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Cancer Facts & Figures 2013

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This annual report provides the estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in 2013 as well as current cancer incidence, mortality, and survival statistics and information on cancer symptoms, risk factors, early detection, and treatment. About 1,660,290 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2013, and in 2013 about 580,350 Americans are projected to die of cancer, almost 1,600 people a day. Cancer remains the second most common cause of death in the US, accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths.

The topic of this year's special section is pancreatic cancer.

Cancer Facts & Figures 2013: Special Section

The topic of the special section of Cancer Facts & Figures 2013 is pancreatic cancer. In this section you'll find updated information on occurrence, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of pancreatic cancer, intended to inform anyone interested in learning more about pancreatic cancer, including policy makers, researchers, clinicians, cancer control advocates, patients, and caregivers.

Cancer Facts & Figures 2013 Supplemental Data

This supplemental data set provides the estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in 2013 by state for 20 cancer sites and by age group for the four major sites (lung, breast, colorectum, and prostate). Also included is the lifetime probability of developing and dying from cancer for 23 cancer types and the estimated number of cancer survivors who were diagnosed within the past 5 years by state. This data can be used as a resource for cancer control planning at the state level, as well as to address questions from the media or constituents. Divisions are encouraged to share this information with staff and volunteers, and to use it with state and local officials, reporters, and other public health and advocacy groups in local communities.

Cancer Statistics 2013 Slide Presentation

A presentation from the American Cancer Society reporting the estimated numbers of cancer cases and deaths in 2013 as well as current cancer incidence, mortality, and survival statistics and information on risk factors and early detection.