Cancer by the Numbers

Cancer Disparities: Reducing cancer disparities, defined in terms of socioeconomic status (income, health insurance status, education), geographic location, gender and race/ethnicity continues to be an overarching goal of SelfMade Health Network.

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Cancer Incidence: In the United States, it is estimated that more than 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2019.
Reference: American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2019. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2019.

Cancer Mortality: Approximately 606,880 Americans are expected lose their life or die from cancer in 2019; this translates to nearly 1,660 deaths per day.
Reference: American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2019. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2019.

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Cancer and Socioeconomic Status (SES): For all cancers combined, cancer mortality rates among both black (African-American) and white (Caucasian) men with 12 or fewer years of education are almost 3 times higher than men who are college graduates.
Reference: American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2019. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2019.

Cancer in Rural America: A slower reduction in cancer death or mortality rates in rural America (a decrease of 1.0 percent per year) exist compared with urban America (a decrease of 1.6 percent per year), this is attributed in part by high mortality rates from lung, colorectal, prostate, and cervical cancers.
Reference: Henley SJ, Anderson RN, Thomas CC, Massetti GM, Peaker B, Richardson LC. Invasive Cancer Incidence, 2004–2013, and Deaths, 2006–2015, in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Counties — United States. MMWR Surveill Summ 2017;66(No. SS-14):1–13. DOI:

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Cancer and Medical Costs: The cost of cancer care continues to increase and is expected to reach nearly $174 billion by 2020.
Reference: Mariotto AB, Yabroff KR, Shao Y, Feuer EJ, Brown ML. Projections of the Cost of Cancer Care in the U.S.: 2010-2020. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011 Jan.

Socioeconomically deprived or economically disadvantaged communities are disproportionately affected by exposure to environmental carcinogens, contributing to disparities in the cancer burden across the country.
Reference: American Cancer Society. Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures 2019-2020. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2019


Additional Resources:

Cancer Rates by State: Cancer Data and Statistics (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Cancer Policy Brief: Preventing and Treating Cancer in Rural America (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Supporting Cancer Survivors through Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs. The George Washington University Cancer Center. Washington, DC. **This document includes information about SelfMade Health Network (SMHN)

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