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Latest Cancer Data - Diagnoses and Deaths By Type of Cancer, Includes Breast, Colon, Rectal, Prostate, and Liver Cancers

The United States Cancer Statistics: 2009 Incidence and Mortality Report (USCS) marks the eleventh time that CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) and the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program have combined their cancer registry data to produce a new set of official federal statistics on cancer incidence and death.  2009 is the most recent year for which this data is available.

The current report provides state-specific and regional data for cancer cases diagnosed and for cancer deaths that occurred in 2009, which the most recent year for which incidence data are available.

I.  Cancer Among Men - Nationally

The three most common cancer diagnosed among men in the United States are:

1.  Prostate cancer: First among men of all races.
2.  Lung cancer: Second among white, black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Asian/Pacific Islander men; third among Hispanic men.
3.  Colorectal cancer: Second among Hispanic men; third among white, black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Asian/Pacific Islander men.

The three most common causes of cancer death among men in the United States are:

1.  Lung cancer: First among men of all races.
2.  Prostate cancer: Second among white, black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic men; fourth among Asian/Pacific Islander men.
3.  Liver cancer: Third among men of all races except it is second among Asian/Pacific Islander men.
4.  Colorectal cancer: Third among men of all races.
 

II.  Cancer Among Women -- Nationally

The three most common cancers diagnosed in women in the United States are:
1.  Breast cancer: First among women of all races.
2.  Lung cancer:  Second among white, black, and American Indian/Alaska Native women, and third among Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic women.
3.  Colorectal cancer: Second among Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic women and third among white, black, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.
 

The leading causes of cancer death among women in the United States are:

1.  Lung cancer: First among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women and second among Hispanic women.
2.  Breast cancer: First among Hispanic women and second among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.
3.  Colorectal cancer (13.1): Third among women of all races.

III.  Cancer in Pennsylvania

The graphic below shows the top 10 most common types of cancer diagnosed in Pennsylvania men.  The top three cancers among Pennsylvania men are: 1) Prostate cancer; 2) Lung and Bronchial cancers, and 3) Colon and Rectal cancers.

The graphic below shows the top 10 most common types of cancer diagnosed in Pennsylvania women.  The top three cancers among Pennsylvania women are:  1) Breast cancer, 2) Lung and bronchial cancer, and 3) Colon and rectal cancer.

To discuss a cancer diagnosis or death, at no cost to you, please get in touch with Josh Berger.  Attorney Berger has decades of  experience and a record of success.  He will give you compassionate and objective fact-based advice about whether you or a loved one were timely diagnosed and treated in a medical-legal context.

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