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Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2009/2010 Update

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Introduction
Trends-at-a-Glance
Summary Tables
Prevention
Early Detection
Diagnosis
Treatment
Life After Cancer
End of Life



Trends-at-a-Glance

The Trends-at-a-Glance offers an overview of trend direction measure by measure. Trends noted as stable or NSC (non-significant change) are not changing significantly. The difference between "stable" and "NSC" is based on statistical computations described in the Methodology for Characterizing Trends appendix.

The table below provides a snapshot of recent trends (as characterized by the Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC)) for measures included in this report. A light green background indicates that the recent trend is moving in the desired direction. A light red background indicates that the recent trend is not moving in the desired direction. There is no background color for trends that are stable or show a non-significant change in direction. Click on any trend to view the figure(s) associated with that measure. For a more complete summary of the measures, including their progress compared with the Healthy People 2010 target, see the Summary Tables by topic.

Measure
Recent Trend*
Desired
Direction
PREVENTION
Age at smoking initiation
Rising
Youth smoking
Falling
Adult smoking
Falling
• Non-Hispanic whites
Falling
• Non-Hispanic blacks
Falling
• Hispanic
Falling
Quitting smoking
Rising
• Non-Hispanic whites
Rising
• Non-Hispanic blacks
Rising
• Hispanic
Rising
Doctor advice to quit smoking
Rising
Dentist advice to quit smoking
Rising
Medicaid coverage of tobacco dependence tratments
Rising
Fruit and vegetable consumption
Rising
Red meat consumption
Falling
Fat consumption
Falling
Alcohol consumption
Falling
No leisure-time physical activity
Falling
• Non-Hispanic whites
Falling
• Non-Hispanic blacks
Falling
• Hispanic
Falling
Weight (both sexes)    
• Healthy weight
Rising
• Overweight
Falling
• Obese
Falling
Sun protection
Rising
Secondhand smoke
 
 
• Environmental tobacco smoke
Falling
• Smoke-free work environment
Rising
• Smoke-free indoor air laws
Rising
Pesticide levels in the blood
Falling
Dioxin levels in the human body
Falling
Tobacco company marketing expenditures
Falling
EARLY DETECTION
Breast cancer screening
Rising
Cervical cancer screening
Rising
Colorectal cancer screening
 
 
• Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT)
Rising
• Endoscopy
Rising
• Colorectal test use
Rising
DIAGNOSIS
Incidence
 
 
• All cancers
Falling
• Race/ethnicity    
• White
Falling
• Black
Falling
• Hispanics
Falling
• American Indian/Alaskan Natives
Falling
• Asian/Pacific Islanders
Falling
• Most common cancers
 
 
• Breast (female)
Falling
• Colon and rectum (female)
Falling
• Colon and rectum (male)
Falling
• Lung and bronchus (female)
Falling
• Lung and bronchus (male)
Falling
• Prostate
Falling
• Cancers whose incidence rate is increasing
   by 2 percent or more per year
   
• Hodgkin lymphoma
Falling
• Kidney and renal pelvis
Falling
• Liver and intrahepatic bile duct
Falling
• Melanoma of the skin
Falling
• Thyroid
Falling
• Cancers whose incidence rate is increasing
   by less than 2 percent per year
   
• Childhood
Falling
• Esophagus
Falling
• Leukemia
Falling
• Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Falling
• Pancreas
Falling
• Testis
Falling
• Cancers whose incidence rate is decreasing    
• Brain and other nervous system
Falling
• Corpus and uterus, NOS
Falling
• Oral cavity and pharynx
Falling
• Ovary
Falling
• Stomach
Falling
• Urinary bladder
Falling
Stage at diagnosis
 
 
• Breast (female)
Falling
• Cervix
Falling
• Colon
Falling
• Prostate
Falling
• Rectum
Falling
TREATMENT
Bladder cancer
Rising
Breast cancer treatment
 
 
• Mastectomy
Rising
• No surgery
Rising
• BCS with radiation
Rising
• BCS without radiation
Rising
• Multiagent chemotherapy
Rising
Colorectal cancer treatment
Rising
Kidney cancer treatment
Rising
Lung cancer treatment
Rising
Ovarian cancer treatment
Rising
Prostate cancer treatment
Rising
LIFE AFTER CANCER
Survival
 
 
• All cancers
Rising
• Breast (female)
Rising
• Colon and rectum
Rising
• Lung and bronchus
Rising
• Prostate
Rising
Cancer survivors and smoking
Falling
END OF LIFE (Mortality)
All cancers
Falling
Most common cancers
 
 
• Female breast
Falling
• Colon and rectum (female)
Falling
• Colon and rectum (male)
Falling
• Lung and bronchus (female)
Falling
• Lung and bronchus (male)
Falling
• Prostate
Falling
Race/ethnicity
 
 
• White
Falling
• Black
Falling
• Hispanic
Falling
• American Indian/Alaskan Natives
Falling
• Asian/Pacific Islander
Falling
Cancers whose mortality rate is increasing    
• Corpus and uterus (NOS)
Falling
• Liver and intrahepatice bile duct
Falling
• Pancreas
Falling
• Thyroid
Rising
Cancers whose mortality rate is decreasing    
• Brain and other nervous system
Falling
• Leukemia
Falling
• Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Falling
• Ovary
Falling
• Stomach
Falling
• Urinary bladder
Falling

* Summary trend (generally 5 most recent years) as characterized by the Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC).

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