Lifetime Risk 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 (CSR) is a report that present statistics on the following topics: Overview Tables and Figures, Childhood Cancer by the ICCC, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers, Cause-specific Survival, and Soft Tissue Sarcomas.

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 that provides easy access to a wide range of SEER cancer statistics. It provides detailed statistics for a cancer site by sex, 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.

Last Updated: 15 Apr, 2021