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Health Topics
Breast Cancer
Cancer Survivorship
Cervical Cancer
Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
Gynecologic Cancer
Health Disparities in Cancer
Hematologic (Blood) Cancers
HPV-Associated Cancers
Lung Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Skin Cancer
Uterine Cancer
Vaginal and Vulvar Cancers
Cáncer en Español

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)
National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP)
National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR)

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.

Page last reviewed: January 14, 2009
Page last updated: January 14, 2009
Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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