Overall Cancer Death Rates Dropped 26%
In the United States, cancer death rates continue to decrease. New data from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics show changes in cancer death rates during the 20-year period of 1999 to 2018.
Cancer death rates decreased every year during 1999 to 2018, leading to a 26% drop overall. During this 20-year period, there were changes in death rates for several types of cancer:
CDC epidemiologist Jane Henley says, “Together, we can go beyond reducing the number of people who die from cancer—to stop people from ever getting cancer at all.” In her new blog post, Jane discusses prevention efforts that help lower cancer deaths, the challenges that still exist, and the work ahead.
Read An Update on Cancer Deaths in the United States for details, as well as a printable summary and images to share.