Cancer, by the Numbers
The disease touches the lives of many Americans:
New cases of cancer, annually: 454.8 per 100,000 people.
Annual cancer deaths: 171.2 per 100,000 people.
Approximately 39.6% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes.
Cancer mortality is higher among men than women (207.9 per 100,000 men vs. 145.4 per 100,000 women).