Updated: 2/13/2018

Cancer Epidemiology

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Overview
  • Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in the United States
    • in both children and adults
      • leading cause in adults is heart disease and children is accidents
Epidemiology
Male
Female
Incidence
  • Prostate 32%
  • Lung 16%
  • Colorectal 12%
  • Breast 32%
  • Lung 13%
  • Colorectal 13%
Mortality
  • Lung 33%
  • Prostate 13%
  • Colorectal
  • Lung 23%
  • Breast 18%
  • Colorectal
  • Mortality changes in the last century
    • changes in smoking behavior 
      • has resulted in lung cancer plateauing in males
      • but continuing to climb in females
    • introduction of Pap smear screening has dramatically reduced cervical cancer incidence
    • improvements in treatment and detection has reduced breast cancer mortality
 

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