There is Good News

In the United States, the overall cancer death rate has declined since the early 1990s. The most recent Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, published in March 2015, shows that from 2002 to 2011, cancer death rates decreased by:

  • 1.8 percent per year among men
  • 1.4 percent per year among women
  • 2.1 percent per year among children ages 0-14
  • 2.3 percent per year among children ages 0-19

  • Even More Good News

    The number of people living beyond a cancer diagnosis reached nearly 14.5 million in 2014 and is expected to rise to almost 19 million by 2024.

    The 5-year relative survival rate for all cancers diagnosed in 2004-2010 was 68%, up from 49% in 1975-1977