ACS Shares 2014 Cancer Research Statistics

The American Cancer Society recently released its 2014 Cancer Facts and Figures detailing the latest on diagnoses trends and five-year relative survival rates. Below are some key takeaways from the latest research:

  • The five-year relative survival rate for all cancers diagnosed between 2003 and 2009 has improved from 49 percent to 68 percent, reflecting progress in diagnoses at earlier stages of cancer and improvements in treatment options.
  • Illinois is estimated to have 9,100 new cases of lung cancer in 2014.
  • Breast cancer and prostate cancer are projected to have the most new cases of all cancers in both women and men respectively.

In addition to the latest stats, the American Cancer Society also provides additional information on selected diseases including, breast cancer, prostate cancer and skin cancer. To read more, visit their website.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.