Thursday, February 2, 2017

19.5 Million Cancer Deaths Were Recorded Between 1980 and 2014

The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published a study on cancer mortality rates across the country. Here are some key findings from the report:

Cancer mortality decreased by 20.1% between 1980 and 2014.
There were 192 deaths per 100,000 population due to cancer in 2014.
19,511,910 cancer deaths were recorded in the U.S. between 1980 and 2014.
2,484,476 of these deaths were due to colon and rectum cancer.
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer caused 5,656,423 deaths from 1980-2014.
1,573,593 died from breast cancer and 1,077,030 died from prostate cancer.

Source: JAMA, January 2017

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