Approximately 7.2 to 7.5 million people die from cancer each year. In the US, the statistic is between 550,000 and 600,000, which roughly translates to 1,500 people each day. In the US, it is the second leading cause of death, after Heart Disease.
SEER (stat keeper for the National Cancer Institute) estimates that 569,490 people died of cancer in the US in 2010, with 1,529,560 new diagnosed cases.
Statistics from the World Health Organization report that 6.2million people world wide died from cancer, accounting for 12% of the world’s roughly 56million deaths deaths. They expect this number (6.2million) to increase by 50% in 2020.
Cancer in the US was newly diagnosed in 1,529,560 people in 2010, and has killed 569,490 people during the same year. The type that had the most diagnoses and deaths was lung/bronchus cancer with 222,520 diagnoses and 157,300 deaths.
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