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Preventing and Controlling Cancer
The Nation's Second Leading Cause of Death

Cancer Incidence and Death Rates* for All Cancer Sites Combined, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, United States, 2004




  Male Female Male Female
All Races 537.6 403.1 228.3 157.0
White 527.2 405.9 224.8 156.4
Black 607.3 379.7 303.5 182.8
American Indian/Alaska Native 288.6 242.2 151.2 110.7
Asian/Pacific Islander 325.8 267.4 137.0 92.3
Hispanic† 415.5 318.6 152.8 101.9

* Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. Incidence rates are for 98% of the U.S. population; death rates are for 100% of the population.
† Hispanics may be of any race.
Source: United States Cancer Statistics: 2004 Incidence and Mortality.


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