Cancer By The Numbers

Cancer By the Numbers

• Decrease in the death rate from cancer since its peak in 1991: 20 percent

•  Number of cancer deaths avoided because of this lower death rate: 1.2 million

• Number of new cancer cases that will occur in the United States in 2013: 1.6+ million

• Number of cancer survivors alive in the United States today: 13.7 million

•  Percentage of women over 40 who had an annual mammogram in the last year: 50 percent

• Approximate number of cancer deaths caused by tobacco each year in America: 174,000

• Percentage of people with cancer who survive more than five years: 68 percent

Source: American Cancer Society