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 266,120 33% 87,820
Colorectal 140,250 47% 65,918
Endometrial 63,230 59% 37,306
Esophageal 17,290 33% 5,706
Gallbladder 12,190 22% 2,682
Kidney 65,340 24% 15,682
Liver 42,220 30% 12,666
Lung 234,030 36% 84,251
Mouth, Pharyngeal & Laryngeal 44,320 63% 27,922
Ovarian 22,240 5% 1,112
Pancreatic 55,440 19% 10,534
Prostate (advanced) 21,410 11% 2,355
Stomach 26,240 15% 3,936
TOTAL PREVENTABLE
    357,887

Estimated and rounded, based on: AICR/WRCF, Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention 2009; Continuous Update Project reports; American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures 2018.