An analysis of long-term trends in cancer death rates in this year’s report shows that death rate declines accelerated in both males and females from 2001 to 2018
was the highest rate of increase reported for liver cancer in females, however, this is a slower rate of increase than in previous years.
was the largest rate of decrease for thyroid cancers in females.
was the largest rate of increase reported for melanoma cancers in males.
was the largest rate of decrease for lung cancers in males.
was the relative survival time for advanced-stage melanoma cases diagnosed during 2001 to 2009, but it increased 3.1% per year for those diagnosed during 2009 to 2014.
cancer death rates in children continued to decrease and adolescents and young adults (aged 15-39 years) despite an increase in incidence rates from 2001 to 2017.
was the decline per year in overall cancer rates for males during 2015-2018.
was the decline per year in cancer rates for females during 2015-2018.
Source: NIH annual report to the Nation 2021: National trends in rates of new cancer cases, https://seer.cancer.gov/report_to_nation/infographics/trends_incidence.html