PREVENTABLE CANCERS

Overall, about 1/3 of the most common cancers in the US could be prevented by following AICR’s recommendations*.

Cancer Type New Cases Percentage Prevented *Number of Cases Prevented
Breast, female 252,710 33% 83,394
Colorectal 135,430 47% 63,652
Endometrial 61,380 59% 36,214
Esophageal 16,940 33% 5,590
Gallbladder 11,740 22% 2,583
Kidney 63,990 24% 15,358
Liver 40,710 30% 12,213
Lung 222,500 36% 80,100
Mouth, Pharyngeal & Laryngeal 43,570 63% 27,449
Ovarian 22,440 5% 1,122
Pancreatic 53,670 19% 10,083
Prostate (advanced) 20,976 11% 2,307
Stomach 28,000 15% 4,200
TOTAL PREVENTABLE (rounded)
    344,380

Estimated and rounded, based on: AICR/WRCF, Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention 2009; Continuous Update Project reports; American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures 2016.