Estimated US Cancer Prevalence Counts: Statistical Resources
American Cancer Society: Statistics http://www.cancer.org/research/cancerfactsfigures/index
The American Cancer Society tracks cancer occurrence, including the number of deaths, cases, and how long people survive after diagnosis. Documents including Cancer Facts and Figures and Cancer Prevention & Early Detection can be found here.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS): http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/index.htm
NCHS data systems include data on vital events as well as information on health status, lifestyle and exposure to unhealthy influences, the onset and diagnosis of illness and disability, and the use of health care.
SEER Cancer Prevalence Statistics http://srab.cancer.gov/prevalence/
Prevalence estimates are available on the web using CanQues, a user-friendly system for searching large data tables for statistics of interest. Learn about different approaches and methods to estimating prevalence and calculate the most meaningful statistics to meet your objectives.
SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2009 http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2009/
This report includes incidence, mortality, prevalence and survival statistics from 1975 through 2009, generated by SEER*Stat, Joinpoint, DevCan, CanQues, and other statistical tools. This document is updated annually. The most current version has data on the impact of the aging of our population on future cancer trends.
Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) http://seer.cancer.gov/
The SEER Program of the National Cancer Institute is the most authoritative source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States. Information on more than 2.5 million cancer cases is included in the SEER database, and approximately 160,000 new cases are accessioned each year within the SEER catchment areas. SEER data, publications, and resources are available free of charge.