Y2K Estimated Cancer Diagnoses & Deaths

Last Editorial Review: 3/7/2000

The Year 2000 cancer estimates were reported in the media, so the MedicineNet.com Medical Editors contacted representatives at the American Cancer Society to verify the accuracy of the year 2000 projections. The American Cancer Society's year 2000 estimates for cancer diagnoses and deaths are as follows:

  • 180,400 men will develop prostate cancer, of whom 31,900 will die;
  • 182,800 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, of whom 40,800 will die;
  • 63,600 men will develop colorectal cancer, of whom 27,800 will die;
  • 66,600 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, of whom 28,500 will die;
  • 31,700 men will be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma , of whom 13,700 will die;
  • 23,200 women will develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma , of whom 12,400 will die;
  • 16,900 men will be diagnosed with leukemia , of whom 12,100 will die;
  • 13,900 women will be diagnosed with leukemia , of whom 9,600 will die:
  • 36,100 women will develop uterine cancer , of whom 6,500 will die.

The American Cancer Society's estimations are based on the incident rates from the NCI (National Cancer Institute) SEER (Surveilance Epidemiology End Results Program).

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