Most Recent Data:
146.6 cancer deaths per 100,000 population (2021) *
122.7 per 100,000 *
149.1 cancer deaths per 100,000 population occurred in 2018 *
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Reduce the overall cancer death rate
Data Sources: National Vital Statistics System - Mortality (NVSS-M), CDC/NCHS; Population Estimates, Census
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Strategies to help people quit smoking, eat healthy, and get more physical activity can help reduce deaths from different types of cancer. Vaccines, screening procedures, and new treatments can also help reduce cancer deaths.
Workgroup: Cancer Workgroup