Cancer Deaths in the U.S.

The death of ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott has generated interest in cancer deaths in the U.S.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S.

The number of cancer deaths are available from the multiple cause of death option on the CDC WONDER database using the C00-C97 ICD  Code, “Malignant Neoplasms.”

Here are our latest national numbers on cancer deaths in the U.S. from 1999-2012:

Year          Deaths

1999       549,838

2000       553,091

2001       553,768

2002       557,271

2003       556,902

2004       553,888

2005       559,312

2006       559,888

2007       562,875

2008       565,469

2009       567,628

2010       574,743

2011       576,691

2012       582,623

Total      7,873,987

For more information:

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/prevention/

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/cancer.htm

 

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