MESOTHELIOMA FACTS

Mesothelioma Statistics

This chart shows the steadily increasing incidence rate of mesothelioma in the U.S., independent of the increasing population

Data Source: NCI SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2002 Mesotheliomas (Invasive) Age Adjusted SEER Cancer Incidence Rates 1979-2002; Rates are per 100,000 and age adjusted to 2000 U.S. Population and normalized to population of 281,421,906. Paired years averaged.

Data Source: NCI SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2002 Mesotheliomas (Invasive) Age Adjusted SEER Cancer Incidence Rates 1979-2002; Rates are per 100,000 and age adjusted to 2000 U.S. Population and normalized to population of 281,421,906. Paired years averaged.

This chart shows the increasing incidence rate of mesothelioma in the U.S. by age for Whites, African-Americans, and Hispanic Men

Data Source: CDC National Program of Cancer Registries; 2001 Mesothelioma by age and race; Rates are per 100,000 persons and are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

Data Source: CDC National Program of Cancer Registries; 2001 Mesothelioma by age and race; Rates are per 100,000 persons and are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

This chart compares the incidence rates of mesothelioma in the U.S. for men and women

Data Source: NCI SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2002 Mesotheliomas (Invasive) Age Adjusted SEER Cancer Incidence Rates 1979-2002; Rates are per 100,000 and age adjusted to 2000 U.S. Population. Paired years averaged.

Data Source: NCI SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2002 Mesotheliomas (Invasive) Age Adjusted SEER Cancer Incidence Rates 1979-2002; Rates are per 100,000 and age adjusted to 2000 U.S. Population. Paired years averaged.

This chart shows the 5-year relative survival rates: These statistics suggest there has been little improvement in survival in 27 years with traditional therapies

Data Source: NCI SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2002 Mesotheliomas (Invasive) Survival Rates by Race, Sex, Diagnosis, Year, Stage and Age - Three year periods averaged.

Data Source: NCI SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2002 Mesotheliomas (Invasive) Survival Rates by Race, Sex, Diagnosis, Year, Stage and Age – Three year periods averaged.

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