More Than 2 Million New Cancer Cases Expected in 2024

January 23, 2024

The American Cancer Society’s latest report also reveals a decline in cancer deaths

A record setting uptick of more than 2 million cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the United State in 2024. Breast, prostate, endometrial and cervical cancer cases continue to rise, as does colorectal cancer, especially in men and women younger than 50 years of age.

The good news is that cancer deaths continue to decline because of reductions in smoking, earlier detection for some cancers and improved treatment options. These figures are from the latest Cancer statistics 2024 report published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

The report also highlights that health disparities continue among different racial and ethnic groups, with higher mortality rates among Blacks and Native Americans for some cancers. There is also the lingering question of how many cancer cases may result in years to come because of delayed screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ISMIE recognizes that caring for patients with cancer can be complex and offers a resource for guidance on the risk management practices needed to support delivery of safe medical care.

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