Table 6

Baseline Lifetime Risk Estimates of Cancer Incidence and Mortality

Cancer siteIncidenceMortality
MalesFemalesMalesFemales
Solid cancer45,50036,90022,100 (11)17,500 (11)
Stomach1,200720670 (11)430 (12)
Colon4,2004,2002,200 (11)2,100 (11)
Liver640280490 (13)260 (12)
Lung7,7005,4007,700 (12)4,600 (14)
Breast12,0003,000 (15)
Prostate15,9003,500 (8)
Uterus3,000750 (15)
Ovary1,500980 (14)
Bladder3,4001,100770 (9)330 (10)
Other solid cancer12,5008,8006,800 (13)5,100 (13)
Thyroid23055040 (12)60 (12)
Leukemia830590710 (12)530 (13)

Reproduced with permission from BEIR VII (12).

Note: Number of estimated cancer cases or deaths in population of 100,000 (No. of years of life lost per death).

The numbers are the estimated number of cases or deaths per 100,000 people. The numbers in parentheses are the estimated number of years of life lost per cancer death.

  • Solid cancer incidence estimates exclude thyroid and nonmelanoma skin cancers.