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An Update on Cancer Deaths in the United States

Description: 

Cancer was the second leading cause of death, after heart disease, in the United States in 2019. In 2019, there were 599,601 cancer deaths; 283,725 were among females and 315,876 among males.

Is cancer increasing or decreasing?
From 1999 to 2019, cancer death rates went down 27%, from 200.8 to 146.2 deaths per 100,000 population. Healthy People 2030 set a target of 122.7 cancer deathsexternal icon per 100,00 population. Cancer death rates went down more among males (31%) than among females (25%) but were still higher among males (172.9 deaths per 100,000 population) than females (126.2 deaths per 100,000 population).

Publication Year: 
2021-01-01 00:00:00
Format(s): 
Articles
Resource(s) on...: 
Cancer - General
CCCNP - General
Surveillance and data dissemination
Publishing Organization(s): 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publisher Location(s): 
Georgia (GA)
Target Location(s): 
National