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Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2009/2010 Update

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In the Report
Director's Message
Report Highlights
Introduction
Trends-at-a-Glance
Summary Tables
Prevention
Smoking
Clinicians’ Advice to Quit Smoking
Secondhand Smoke
Diet
Weight and Physical Activity
Sun Protection
Environmental Toxins
Early Detection
Breast and Cervical Cancers
Colorectal Cancer
Diagnosis
Treatment
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: Life After Cancer

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


  Survival
1975–2002
(year diagnosed)
Costs of cancer care
2006
Cancer survivors and smoking
1992–2008
Measure The proportion of patients surviving cancer 5 years after diagnosis calculated in the absence of other causes of death. Estimates of national expenditures for cancer care. Rates of smoking among cancer survivors are based on the self-reporting of individuals with a cancer history who are interviewed as part of the annual, population-based National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). (Example below is based on SEER population.)
Recent summary trend*
Rising
1998–2002
No trend data are available for costs of cancer care.
Falling
2004–2008
Desired direction
Rising 
Falling 
Falling 
Trend
Rising, stable, then rising

No trend data are available for costs of cancer care.

(No trend graph is available for this measure)
Falling


Most recent estimate Of the patients diagnosed with cancer (all sites) in 2002, 68.5 percent survived cancer for at least 5 years. National expenditures were largest for female breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate cancers and lymphoma, reflecting prevalence of disease, treatment patterns, and costs for different types of care. Based on estimates adjusted for the age distribution of cancer patients diagnosed in the SEER program, the percentage of adult cancer survivors who currently smoke is decreasing over time, and the rate of decline is similar for both men and women.
Healthy People 2010 target Increase to 70 percent the proportion of cancer survivors who are living 5 years or longer after diagnosis. There is no Healthy People 2010 target for costs of cancer care. There is no Healthy People 2010 target for smoking rates among cancer survivors. However, it is reasonable to set this at the goal determined for the general population, which is to decrease to 12 percent the proportion of people who smoke.
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* Summary trend (generally 5 most recent years) as characterized by the Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC).

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