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Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2009/2010 Update

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Introduction
Trends-at-a-Glance
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Prevention
Smoking
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Secondhand Smoke
Diet
Weight and Physical Activity
Sun Protection
Environmental Toxins
Early Detection
Breast and Cervical Cancers
Colorectal Cancer
Diagnosis
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Bladder, Breast, Colorectal
Kidney, Lung, Ovarian, Prostate
Life After Cancer
End of Life
Prevention
Early Detection
Diagnosis
Treatment
Life After Cancer
End of Life


Summary Table: End of Life

Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found in the report.

Trend key: green - headed in the right direction
  red - headed in the wrong direction
  black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
  blue - Healthy People 2010 target


  Mortality
1975–2007

Person-years of
life lost (PYLL)
2007

Measure The number of cancer deaths per 100,000 people per year, age-adjusted to a U.S. 2000 standard population. The difference between the actual age of death stemming from the disease/cause and the expected age of death.
Recent summary trend*
Falling
2003–2007
No trend data are available for person-years of life lost.
Desired direction
Falling 
Falling 
Trend

Rising, then falling

No trend data are available for person-years of life lost.

(No trend graph is available for this measure)

Most recent estimate In 2007, the death rate for all cancers was 178.0 cancer deaths per 100,000 people per year. In 2007, cancer deaths were responsible for more than 8.6 million PYLL. This is more than heart disease or any other cause of death. About 51 percent of the PYLL stemming from cancer death occurred among women. The number of PYLL stemming from causes other than cancer varied by gender, with more accidental deaths and suicides among men and more cerebrovacscular and chronic lung disease-related deaths among women.
Healthy People 2010 target Reduce the overall cancer death rate to 158.6 cancer deaths per 100,000 people per year. There is no Healthy People 2010 target for PYLL.
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* Summary trend (generally 5 most recent years) as characterized by the Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC).

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