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reviewed 9/18/2018

Cancer by the numbers

Learn about the lifetime risk of a man or woman has of developing or dying from specific types of cancer.

Bladder:

Women have a 1 in 89 chance of developing and 1 in 294 chance of dying from bladder cancer. Men have a 1 in 27 chance of developing and 1 in 106 chance of dying from bladder cancer.

Breast:

Women have a 1 in 8 chance of developing and a 1 in 38 chance of dying from breast cancer. Men have a 1 in 33 chance in developing and 1 in 3,333 chance of dying from breast cancer.

Cervical:

Women have a 1 in 161 chance of developing and a 1 in 455 chance of dying from cervical cancer.

Colorectal:

Women have a 1 in 24 chance of developing and a 1 in 57 chance of dying from colorectal cancer. Men have a 1 in 22 chance of developing and a 1 in 52 chance of dying from colorectal cancer.

Uterine:

Women have a 1 in 35 chance of developing and a 1 in 167 chance of dying from endometrial cancer.

Kidney:

Women have a 1 in 83 chance of developing and 1 in 303 chance of dying from kidney cancer. Men have a 1 in 48 chance of developing and a 1 in 161 chance of dying from kidney cancer.

Leukemia:

Women have a 1 in 79 chance of developing and a 1 in 141 chance of dying from leukemia. Men have a 1 in 56 chance of developing and a 1 in 98 chance of dying from leukemia.

Lung:

Women have a 1 in 17 chance of developing and a 1 in 21 chance of dying from lung cancer. Men have a 1 in 15 chance of developing and a 1 in 17 chance of dying from lung cancer.

Melanoma:

Women have a 1 in 58 chance of developing and a 1 in 476 chance of dying from melanoma. Men have a 1 in 36 chance of developing and a 1 in 233 chance of dying from melanoma.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma:

Women have a 1 in 53 chance of developing and a 1 in 152 chance of dying from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Men have a 1 in 42 of developing and a 1 in 119 chance of dying from non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Ovarian:

Women have a 1 in 79 chance of developing and a 1 in 108 chance of dying from ovarian cancer.

Pancreatic:

Women have a 1 in 65 chance of developing and a 1 in 74 chance of dying from pancreatic cancer. Men have a 1 in 63 chance of developing and a 1 in 72 chance of dying from pancreatic cancer.

Prostate:

Men have a 1 in 9 chance of developing and a 1 in 41 chance of dying from prostate cancer.

Testicular:

Men have a 1 in 250 chance of developing and a 1 in 5,000 chance of dying from testicular cancer.

Thyroid:

Women have a 1 in 56 chance of developing and a 1 in 1,429 chance of dying from thyroid cancer. Men have a 1 in 159 chance of developing and a 1 in 1,667 chance of dying from thyroid cancer.

All invasive cancers:

Women have a 1 in 3 chance of developing and a 1 in 5 chance of dying from an invasive cancer. Men have a 1 in 3 chance of developing and a 1 in 5 chance of dying from an invasive cancer.

*These numbers are lifetime averages. Your personal risk may be higher or lower, remember, most cancers are diagnosed in middle-ages or older adults.

Source: American Cancer Society

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