The American Cancer Society projects the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths expected each year in order to estimate the contemporary cancer burden because cancer incidence and mortality data lag 2 to 4 years behind the current year.
The regularly updated Facts & Figures publications present the most current trends in cancer occurrence and survival, as well as information on symptoms, prevention, early detection and treatment.
ACS has published Cancer Facts & Figures annually since 1951. This annual report provides the most current information about cancer. These widely cited projections serve as a basis for research and are also readily understood by the public.
A unique feature of these publications is their projections of the number of cancer cases and deaths expected in each state and in the nation in the current year. Each edition of Cancer Facts & Figures includes a Special Section with an in-depth focus on a specific cancer, group of cancers, or population.
In the United States, colorectal cancer is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women. It’s important to know that this cancer is also one of the most preventable types.
This Facts & Figures report provides statistics about the occurrence of colorectal cancer and includes data on cancer occurrence and includes data about its risk factors, prevention, early detection, and treatment.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among women in the United States. It is the 2nd leading cause of death from cancer among women. (Only lung cancer kills more women each year.)
This Facts & Figures report provides statistics about the occurrence of breast cancer, as well as about its risk factors, prevention, early detection, and treatment.
The Hispanic/Latino population is the 2nd largest racial/ethnic group in the United States. This Facts & Figures report provides statistics about cancer risk factors, screening, incidence, survival, and mortality for Hispanic/Latino people in the US.
Spanish edition is now available.
African American/Black people have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial/ethnic group in the US for most cancers. This publication provides the estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths for African American/Black people, as well as the most recent statistics on:
Almost half of the deaths from cancer estimated to occur this year are expected to be linked to things people do every day—their lifestyles. The more we can influence people to make efforts to change harmful everyday habits that increase their chances of developing cancer, the more we help reduce the cancer death rate. Cancer screening tests can further help prevent thousands of additional cancer cases and deaths.
This report provides the latest information and statistics on the:
The number of Americans with a history of cancer is growing due to the aging and growth of the population, as well as improving survival rates. This comprehensive survivorship report, a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute, provides current and projected cancer prevalence estimates for the United States.
It also includes data from the National Cancer Data Base on treatment patterns for the 3 most common types of cancer and how treatment is affected by race/ethnicity.
The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center provides detailed statistics including:
The website can be used to:
The Cancer Atlas, created by The American Cancer Society, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and the Union for International Cancer Control, is a one-stop shop for all of the best global cancer data available and offers in-depth insights into the cancer burden, major risk factors, and ways leaders worldwide can take action.