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Dr. Mai Brooks Expectations for Cancer in the USA in 2014 | XL Health Blog

Dr. Mai Brooks Expectations for Cancer in the USA in 2014

Posted on 12. Mar, 2014 by in Wellness

One out of four deaths in the US is due to cancer.  Dr. Mai Brooks expects in 2014, approximately 585,720 Americans will die of cancer.  The following tables summarize the distribution of the top ten types of invasive cancer among men and women.  Please note that this number does not include the early in situ carcinomas from any organ (except the bladder).  Excluded from this table are 62,570 breast carcinomas in situ, 63,770 melanomas in situ, and millions of unreported cases of squamous cell and basal cell skin cancers (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/caac.21208/full).

 

Cancer in women:

New cases Ranking by % Deaths Death by %
breast 232,670 1 (29%) 40,000 2 (15%)
lung 108,210 2 (13%) 72,330 1 (26%)
colorectal 65,000 3 (8%) 24,040 3 (9%)
uterus 52,630 4 (6%) 8,590 7 (3%)
thyroid 47,790 5 (6%)
Lymphoma* 32,530 6 (4%) 8,520 8 (3%)
melanoma 32,210 7 (4%)
kidney 24,780 8 (3%)
pancreas 22,890 9 (3%) 19,420 4 (7%)
leukemia 22,800 10 (3%) 10,050 6 (4%)
ovary 14,270 5 (5%)
liver 7,130 9 (3%)
brain 6,230 10 (2%)
All organs 810,320 275,710

* non-Hodgkin

 

Cancer in men:

New cases Ranking by % Deaths Death by %
prostate 233,000 1 (27%) 29,480 2 (10%)
lung 116,000 2 (14%) 86,930 1 (28%)
colorectal 71,830 3 (8%) 26,270 3 (8%)
bladder 56,390 4 (5%) 11,170 8 (4%)
melanoma 43,890 5 (5%)
kidney 39,140 6 (5%) 8,900 10 (3%)
Lymphoma* 38,270 7 (4%) 10,470 9 (3%)
oropharynx 30,220 8 (4%)
leukemia 30,100 9 (4%) 14,040 6 (5%)
liver 24,600 10 (3%) 15,870 5 (5%)
pancreas 20,170 4 (7%)
esophagus 12,450 7 (4%)
All organs 855,220 310,010

* non-Hodgkin

As shown above, the #1 cancer killer in both men and women is lung cancer.  As lung cancer is predominantly caused by cigarettes, smoking cessation can significantly decrease this type of mortality.  Breast cancer is the most common (and #2 killer) in women, as is prostate cancer in men.  Colorectal cancer ranks #3 in both new case incidence and death rate for both genders.  As a MD herself, Dr. Brooks believes screening tools for breast, prostate and colorectal cancers, can also be reduced if more of these cases are detected earlier at curable stages.

 

Author Bio
Dr. Mai Brooks is a Board Certified Surgical Oncologist with offices in Thousand Oaks, CA. To request an appointment with Dr. Brooks, you may call her at (805) 379-4677 or visit her website.

 

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