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The U.S. ranks 11th in cancer deaths (female)

20 May 2010 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, in 2009, 144.1 out of every 100,000 American women died of cancer, which makes the United States rank eleventh out of twenty-seven OECD nations ranked in that category. Hungary ranks first with a cancer death rate of 187.4 out of every 100,000 Hungarian woman.

The U.S. ranks 20th in cancer deaths (male)

12 May 2010 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, 210.9 out of every 100,000 men in the United States died of cancer, which makes the United States rank twentieth out of twenty-seven nations ranked by the OECD in that category. Hungary ranks first, with 367.6 out of every 100,000 Hungarian men dying of cancer that year.

The U.S. ranks first in prostate cancer survival

11 September 2009 Leave a comment

According to a study published in The Lancet Oncology in 2008, the United States ranks first out of thirty countries in terms of five year survival rates for men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The U.S. ranks 46th in prostate cancer death rates

9 September 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2004 an estimated 12.1 out of every 100,000 Americans died of prostate cancer, which makes the United States rank forty-sixth in that category. Barbados ranks first, with a death rate of 34.7 out of 100,000.

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The U.S. ranks 2nd in breast cancer survival

26 August 2009 Leave a comment

According to a study published in The Lancet Oncology in 2008, the United States ranks second out of thirty nations in the five year survival rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Cuba ranks first.

The U.S. ranks 41st in breast cancer death rates

25 August 2009 1 comment

According to the World Health Organization, in 2004 an estimated 15.6 out of every 100,000 Americans died of breast cancer, which makes the United States rank forty-first in that category. Denmark ranks first, with an estimated 28.0 deaths per 100,000 people.

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The U.S. ranks 89th in death by cancer

19 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization’s World Health Statistics, 2008, the United States has a cancer mortality rate of 134 per 100,000 population, which makes it tied for eighty-ninth (with Congo, Italy, and Luxembourg) in that category. Mongolia ranks first, with a cancer mortality rate of 306 per 100,000 population. Kiribati has the lowest rate, at 52 per 100,000.

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