Women aged 20 to 49 in U.S. more likely to have, die of cancer than men: report

  31 May 2019    Read: 1506
Women aged 20 to 49 in U.S. more likely to have, die of cancer than men: report

The latest annual report about cancer in the United States showed that men are more likely to have and die of cancer than women, but both cancer incidence and death rates were higher among women aged 20 to 49.

The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer published on Thursday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showed that the rates of new cancers decreased in men from 2008 to 2015 after increasing from 1999 to 2008, while remaining stable in women from 1999 to 2015.

Cancer death rates continued to decline in the United States from 1999 to 2016, according to the report.

The average annual incidence rate for all cancer sites combined from 2011 to 2015 was about 1.2 times higher among men than among women, and the average annual death rate among men was 1.4 times the rate among women, according to the report.

However, in the 20 to 49 age group, the average annual incidence rate for all invasive cancers from 2011 to 2015 was 115.3 per 100,000 people among men, compared with 203.3 among women.

It means in this age group, cancer incidence rates dropped by 0.7 percent per year among men while increasing by 1.3 percent per year among women.

Also, from 2012 to 2016, the average annual cancer death rate was 22.8 per 100,000 people among men aged 20 to 49, dropping by 2.3 percent per year, and 27.1 among women in this age group, dropping by 1.7 percent per year.

The most common cancers and their incidence rates among women aged 20 to 49 were breast, thyroid and melanoma of the skin. The most common cancers among men in the same age group were colon and rectum, testis and melanoma of the skin.

 

Xinhua


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