U.S. cancer statistics : highlights from 2018 incidence
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      In 2018, a total of 1,708,921 new cancer cases were reported in the United States: 862,949 among males and 845,972 among females. For all cancers combined, the incidence rate was 436 per 100,000 standard population overall. It was 470 per 100,000 among males and 413 per 100,000 among females.

      Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) produce updated U.S. Cancer Statistics data. These data are the official federal cancer statistics for the United States. The U.S. Cancer Statistics provides cancer information on the entire US population. Information about new cancer cases (incidence) comes from CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) and NCI’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. The latest data release includes cancers diagnosed through 2018.

      The most common cancers diagnosed in 2018 were breast, lung, and colorectal cancers among females and prostate, lung, and colorectal cancers among males.

      Suggested Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. United States Cancer Statistics: Highlights from 2018 Incidence. USCS Data Brief, no. 23. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services; 2021.


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