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Cancer Prevalence - New Cancer Cases by Site

Aside from skin cancers, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men in the United States (US) is prostate cancer, with 233,000 new cases expected to be diagnosed in 2014 1. Among US women, breast cancer remains the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer. Tumor markers have been characterized for both prostate cancer and breast cancer.

Site1AllMalesFemales
All sites (excluding basal & squamous
skin cancers)
1,665,540855,220 810,320
Genitourinary
480,060 340,880 139,180
Digestive and oral332,050 192,950 139,100
Respiratory242,550 130,000 112,550
Breast235,030
2,360
232,670
Blood, lymphatic, and bone marrow159,420
89,940
69,480
Endocrine
65,630
16,600
49,030
Brain and nervous system
26,080
14,260
11,820