10 Deadliest Cancers in Women as of 2019

By Charles Li MD

  • Four top cancer research groups (ACS, CDC, NCI, NAACCR) have recently published the 2018 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.
  • Overall, cancer death rates for women declined an average of 1.4% per year over the most recently studied 5 years while incidence rates have remained stable.
  • Lung cancer remains the deadliest cancer for men and women.

Deaths per year per 100,000 women:

Death Rate in Men vs Women

Average Annual Change (2010-2014)

Number of Cases vs Deaths

Additional Facts

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deadliest cancers in women 2018
#1 Lung and Bronchus
#2 Breast Cancer
#3 Colon and Rectum
#4 Pancreatic Cancer
#5 Ovarian Cancer
#6 Leukemia
#7 Corpus and Uterus
#8 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
#9 Liver Cancer
#10 Brain Cancer
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