Building on our health-related datasets, Social Explorer now has cancer data from 2008 to 2013. Our cancer data come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Use our reports to learn about death rates due to different types of cancers and cancer rates among Medicare beneficiaries. These data are available at the national, state and county levels.
Explore cancer rates visually with our interactive maps. The following map shows cancer rates per 100,000 people in the New York metro area. Scroll over the map to see the numbers and zoom in/out for more detail.
You can also explore the new cancer data using our reports creation tool. According to the 2013 data, there were 584,881 deaths from all types of malignant cancers. We also have detailed data on certain types of cancers. That same year, there were 40,861 deaths due to breast cancer, 52,252 due to colorectal cancer and 156,252 due to lung cancer.
The cancer data also offer detailed information about age, race and sex. The following chart compares overall cancer death rates by race (age adjusted).