Cancer Trends

CANCER TRENDS

General Statistics:

  • Overall, about 1/3 of the most common cancers in the US could be prevented by following AICR’s recommendations, according to experts.
    • In 2013, about 580,350 Americans are expected to die of cancer. (Source: American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2013)

Louisiana-Specific Statistics:

  • Estimated number of new cancer cases in 2013: 24,930 (Source: American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2013)
  • In 2010, the American Cancer Society estimated that about 569,490 cancer deaths will occur in the United States, including 8,480 people in Louisiana; and 1,529,560 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the United States, including 20,950 cases in Louisiana.  (Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2011-2015)

The American Cancer Society predicts that 1,660,290 new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2013 in the United States; of these, about 24,930 live in Louisiana. In general, the incidence rates for cancer in men in Louisiana significantly exceed national rates for men, while those for Louisiana women are similar to or lower than national rates for women. In both the United States and Louisiana, the incidence rates for men were much higher than for women. The rates for African-American (AA) men surpassed those for Caucasian men while those for African-American women were the lowest. (All rates are age adjusted to the United States 2000 standard).

The five most common cancers among men in Louisiana from 1996 to 2000 were cancers of the prostate (28% of total incident cases), lung (20%), colorectal (12%), bladder (5%), and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (4%). During the same period, the five most common cancers among women were those of the breast (30% of total incidence cases), lung (14%), colorectal (12%), corpus uteri (4%) and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (4%). These cancers also were the most frequent diagnoses nationally, with exception of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma among women; ovarian cancer is ranked fifth in the United States.

The five most common cancers among men in Louisiana from 2002 to 2006 were cancers of the prostate (30% of total incident cases), lung (18%), colorectal (11%), bladder (6%), and kidney (4%). During the same period, the five most common cancers among women were those of the breast (29% of total incidence cases), lung (15%), colorectal (12%), corpus uteri (4%) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (4%). These were also the most frequent diagnoses nationally, except that among men nationwide, non-Hodgkin lymphoma ranked fifth.

Source: Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2011-2015

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