Many Ways to See the Changing Face of Cancer
The best way to understand new facts is to see them in many different forms: words, pictures, graphs, and more. And now, it’s easier than ever to find out what cancer looks like in the United States with U.S. Cancer Statistics (USCS)!
CDC and the the National Cancer Institute collect information on cancer cases in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Wherever you live, you can understand how cancer affects your area.
- See full-color charts, graphs, and maps with the Data Visualizations Tool.
- Research more than 24 million cancer cases in the Public Use Databases.
- Get quick facts about your state with the State Cancer Profiles.
Cancer Registries Improve Data and Lives
Many people from DCPC are at the annual meeting of the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries in Pittsburgh this week. Workers called registrars collect cancer case data from places like clinics, hospitals, and laboratories. These data are submitted to central cancer registries to remove any personal information that could identify the patients, then sent to CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) and the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program.
Learn more about what cancer registries do in this video.
Monitoring Men’s Health: Care for Life
June is National Men’s Health Month, a great time to look at how you are working to keep yourself (or the men you love!) healthy. This feature is a great resource for tips on how to prevent cancer now and in the future, including making healthy choices like protecting yourself from the sun and getting screened for colorectal cancer as recommended. Keep looking all month for more important content.