American Cancer Society: US cancer deaths fell 32% since 2019

By Cailey Gleeson for Becker’s Hospital Review

Overall cancer deaths in the U.S. have declined 32 percent since 2019, according to a report published Jan. 12 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

The report compiled the most recent data on population-based cancer occurrences and outcomes using a variety of databases, including the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program and the CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries.

Key findings:

  • In 2022, 1.9 million new cancer cases and 609,360 cancer deaths are projected to occur in the U.S.
  • About 350 deaths per day from lung cancer are projected in 2022, making it the leading cause of cancer death.
  • Prostate cancer diagnoses at a distant stage increased from 3.9 percent to 8.2 percent over the last decade.
  • Incidence of breast cancer among women has been increasing by 0.5 percent per year since the mid-2000s.
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