Cancer is one of the most common diseases in the United States: approximately 40 percent of all people will be diagnosed with some type of cancer during their lifetime. Many health agencies monitor cancer trends; among them is the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program. SEER measures cancer incidence – the number of new cases diagnosed – as well as survival statistics and mortality. The newest data on PolicyMap is state and county cancer rates and cases, provided by SEER and CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR). The rates are based on 2006 – 2010 reporting years. Data are not available in several states that do not participate in the SEER registry. Additionally, counties where fewer than 16 cases were recorded are excluded from the data.
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