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Cancer Burden
More people diagnosed with cancer are surviving each year
An estimated 10.8 million Americans are living with a previous diagnosis of cancer
In 2004,* 1,342,126 people were diagnosed with cancer in the United States, and 553,880 died of their cancers
U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 2004 Incidence and Mortality. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2007.
*The most recent year for which statistics are currently available.

*Links to non-Federal organizations found at this site are provided solely as a service to our users. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the Federal Government, and none should be inferred. CDC is not responsible for the content of the individual organization Web pages found at these links.

Page last reviewed: September 11, 2008
Page last updated: September 11, 2008
Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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