Prostate cancer (26.4%).
Colorectal cancer (23.4%).
Lung cancer (21.3%).
Female breast cancer (19.6%).
How many people have died from cancer in 2020?
A total of 1,806,590 new cancer cases and 606,520 deaths are expected in the US in 2020, which is about 4,950 new cases and more than 1,600 deaths each day. The numbers are reported in “Cancer Statistics, 2020,” published in the American Cancer Society’s peer-reviewed journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
What is the leading cause of cancer in the United States?
The most common cause of cancer deaths in both men and women, in the United States and worldwide, is lung cancer with an estimated 135,720 deaths from lung cancer in 2020.
What cancer causes the most death?
The most common causes of cancer death are cancers of:
- Lung (1.76 million deaths)
- Colorectal (862 000 deaths)
- Stomach (783 000 deaths)
- Liver (782 000 deaths)
- Breast (627 000 deaths)
What are the odds of getting cancer?
In the US, 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men will develop cancer in their lifetime. Now, a similar rate has been reported in the UK, with a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer claiming 1 in 2 men and women will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives.