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The 1999–2013 United States Cancer Statistics (USCS): Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report includes the official federal statistics on cancer incidence from registries that have high-quality data, and cancer mortality statistics. It is produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This report shows that in 2013, 1,536,119 Americans received a new diagnosis of invasive cancer, and 584,872 Americans died of this disease (these counts do not include in situ cancers or the more than 1 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancers diagnosed each year).

This year’s report features information on invasive cancer cases diagnosed during 2013, the most recent year of incidence data available, among residents of 49 states, six metropolitan areas, and the District of Columbia—geographic areas in which about 99% of the U.S. population resides. Incidence data are from CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) and NCI’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. Data from population-based central cancer registries in these states and metropolitan areas meet the criteria for inclusion in this report.

The report also provides cancer mortality data collected and processed by CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. Mortality statistics, based on records of deaths that occurred during 2013, are available for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The report also includes incidence rates and counts for Puerto Rico for 2009 through 2013 by sex and age, as well brain tumor and childhood cancer data.

USCS data are presented in the following applications—


Cancer statistics for Hispanics/Latinos, 2012 by Rebecca Siegel MPH, Deepa Naishadham MA, MS, Ahmedin Jemal DVM, PhD

Article first published online: 17 SEP 2012


Hispanics/Latinos are the largest and fastest growing major demographic group in the United States, accounting for 16.3% (50.5 million/310 million) of the US population in 2010. In this article, the American Cancer Society updates a previous report on cancer statistics for Hispanics using incidence data from the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries and mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics. In 2012, an estimated 112,800 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed and 33,200 cancer deaths will occur among Hispanics. In 2009, the most recent year for which actual data are available, cancer surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death among Hispanics. Among US Hispanics during the past 10 years of available data (2000-2009), cancer incidence rates declined by 1.7% per year among men and 0.3% per year among women, while cancer death rates declined by 2.3% per year in men and 1.4% per year in women. Hispanics have lower incidence and death rates than non-Hispanic whites for all cancers combined and for the 4 most common cancers (breast, prostate, lung and bronchus, and colorectum). However, Hispanics have higher incidence and mortality rates for cancers of the stomach, liver, uterine cervix, and gallbladder, reflecting greater exposure to cancer-causing infectious agents, lower rates of screening for cervical cancer, differences in lifestyle and dietary patterns, and possibly genetic factors. Strategies for reducing cancer risk among Hispanics include increasing utilization of screening and available vaccines, as well as implementing effective interventions to reduce obesity, alcohol consumption, and tobacco use. CA Cancer J Clin 2012;. © 2012 American Cancer Society.

Fighting cancer is difficult enough, but living with it is even tougher - and that's where the Cleaning for A Reason Foundation steps in.  This nonprofit offers free professional housecleaning, and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer - any type of cancer.

A comprehensive lung cancer tool & information portal. Research Guide on Malignant Mesothelioma Lung Cancer and Asbestos Topics including types of Cancer, treatment options, Hazardous Careers at risk of asbestos exposure, clinical trials and more.

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención del Cáncer y su Programa de Control proporcionan información sobre el cáncer con información actualizada para los proveedores y sus pacientes. Esté centro provee material didáctico, artículos de investigación, directrices y enlaces.

LIVESTRONG SurvivorCare (866.235.7205) where patients can speak to a case manager, receive one-on-one support, get help addressing financial concerns and gain access to clinical trials. Patients can also submit a request for help online by visiting

The American Breast Cancer Foundation can provide financial assistance to women for the diagnosis of and treatment of breast cancer.
Eligible veterans and their dependents may receive cancer treatment at a Veterans Administration Medical Center. Treatment for service-connected conditions is provided, and treatment for other conditions may be available based on the veterans financial need.
IMPACT's mission is to provide high quality FREE prostate cancer treatment to Californian men with little or no health insurance. FREE Treatments for prostate cancer paid for by IMPACT include: Radical Prostatectomy, External Beam Radiation Therapy, Hormone Therapy, Watchful Waiting, Brachytherapy, Chemotherapy.

The State of Oklahoma will provide Medicaid benefits to uninsured women under 65, who are identified through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) and are in need of treatment for breast or cervical cancer (including pre-cancerous conditions and early stage cancer).

The mission of The National Children's Cancer Society is to improve the quality of life for children with cancer by promoting children's health through financial and in-kind assistance, advocacy, support services, and education.

Provides information and educational outreach on cancer-related legal issues to people with cancer and others impacted by the disease. A program of the Disability Rights Legal Center.

The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national nonprofit organization that provides education, legal counseling, and referrals to cancer patients and survivors concerning managed care, insurance, financial issues, job discrimination, and debt crisis matters.
Information about medical insurance coverage for clinical trials and the available options from CNCCG, a network of cancer clinical trials specialists that offers a variety of programs and information for physicians, patient advocacy groups and patients.
Summarizes cancer patients' legal rights regarding insurance and employment; gives complaint procedure instruction.
Wigs for Kids is a non-profit organization providing hair replacement solutions for children affected by hair loss due to chemotherapy, alopecia, burns and other medical conditions. Donation of hair is accepted.
CLF provides financial support to eligible families to help cover everything from rent, mortgage payments, food and utility bills, transportation to treatment, and other critical expenses.
Potentially life-threatening illnesses such as cancer can cause patients to encounter various forms of discrimination. There is help available should you experience discrimination at your place of work. Cancer is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A non-profit membership organization whose mission is to educate, support, serve, and advocate for families of children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer, and the professionals who care for them.Address: PO Box 498Kensington, MD 20895-0498Phone: 1-800-366-CCCF [2223]

The mission of Beyond the Cure is to help childhood cancer survivors integrate the cancer experience into their new life as survivors and successfully handle the challenges that are ahead of them and to celebrate survivorship. Beyond the Cure is a program of The National Children's Cancer Society

The Clayton Dabney Foundation grants wishes to children in the last stages of terminal cancer. Please visit the website for details.

Provides emotional, educational, and practical support to children with cancer and their families in the Houston, TX area
Komfy Kids are therapeutic dolls that have been designed to assist in the psychological well-being of children with hair loss due to cancer, alopecia, or otherwise.
Founded by Paul Newman, the camp is a residential summer camp with year-round programs located in northeastern Connecticut where children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses do not have to sit on the sidelines.

Provider of free or reduced cost screening tests for the early detection of cancer. Provider offers general medical services, including low cost cancer screening. Provider can assist women under the age of 40 with breast and cervical cancer detection and follow up interventions, as indicated by history and test results. Call for an appointment.

This website is presented by Scott Hamilton, cancer survivor and professional ice skater. It's a source for chemotherapy information: types of drugs, managing side effects, and nutrition during chemotherapy. It also shares stories from cancer survivors.
Women participating in the Yale Early Detection Program for Ovarian Cancer must have (1) a first degree relative(s) who has experienced ovarian cancer such as a mother or sister; and (2) be over age 30. Call or download the Yale Early Detection Program for Ovarian Cancer Form.
Michelle's Place, the Women's Breast Cancer Resource Center offers free services to women and their families dealing with breast cancer. Services include free wigs, prosthesis, resource information, self-help groups and free seminars on methods of healing, nutrition and coping. Michelle's Place also offers free and low cost mammograms and ultrasounds to women under 40 years old. Serving the Temecula Valley and Murietta areas.

Offers information about cancer, staying healthy, support & treatment (including transportation and trials), research and ways to get involved. This site is also offered in Español, Asian & Pacific Languages

Phone: 1-800-227-2345

Children's Hospital lists active hematology/oncology clinical trials for children.