Where can I find statistics for Lifetime Risk of Developing or Dying of Cancer?

Statistical models are used to compute the probability of developing or dying of cancer from birth or conditional on a certain age. The development of this statistical methodology is described in the following reports:


SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2016 includes Lifetime Risk Tables (PDF) , by cancer site, showing the probability (expressed as a percent) of a person of a specified race, sex, and age (0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, or 60) being diagnosed with the specified cancer within the next 10, 20, or 30 years or within their remaining lifetime.

Interactive Tools for Accessing Precalculated Lifetime Risk Statistics

Know Your Chances website presents interactive risk charts to put chances of dying from cancer and other diseases in context.

SEER*Explorer is an interactive website to provide easy access to a wide range of SEER cancer statistics. It provides detailed statistics for a cancer site by gender, race, calendar year, age, and for a selected number of cancer sites, by stage and histology.

Cancer Query Systems: Probability of Developing or Dying of Cancer provides access to a database of pre-calculated statistics, allowing users to view these statistics without downloading and installing DevCan. However, the DevCan software provides greater flexibility than this online database, including the ability to analyze your own cancer data.

DevCan - Probability of Developing or Dying of Cancer provides PC-based statistical software and datasets to calculate the lifetime risks statistics.