CDC: Decline in Cancer Death Rates

  • December 13, 2022

Cancer death rates continued to decline among men, women, and children in every major racial and ethnic group in the United States from 2015 to 2019.

Cancer death rates are continuing a two-decade trend in declining mortality that reflects improvements in preventing, detecting, and treating cancer. The declines in death rates were steepest in lung cancer and melanoma (by 4% to 5% per year) among both men and women. Read specific statistics for individual cancer types in the 2022 Annual Cancer Report.

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