Cancer Spread Rate Statistics

Cancer spread rates can vary widely depending on the type of cancer, but on average, cancer cells can divide and spread to other parts of the body at a rate of 0.01% to 2% per day.

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"More than 1.7 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2022 in the United States alone."

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"The global cancer incidence rate increased by 28% between 2006 and 2016."

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"Lung, breast, colorectal, prostate, skin, and stomach cancers are the most common types worldwide."

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"The spread (metastatic) rate for breast cancer to the bones is up to 70%."

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"The 1-year relative survival rate for pancreatic cancer is only 27.24%, mostly due to late-stage detection and spread of disease."

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"Separate from primary tumors, metastatic cancer (spread of cancer) is responsible for 90% of cancer deaths."

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"The percentage of patients with late-stage lung cancer (stage III/IV) at the time of diagnosis is over 56%."

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"The proportion of newly diagnosed prostate cancers classified as high risk (i.e., more prone to spreading) increased from 11.9% in 1990 to 15.6% in 2017."

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"About 25% of people with stomach cancer have tumours that have spread (metastasized) at the time of diagnosis."

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"The 5-year survival rate for distant (spread or metastatic) stage kidney cancer is 12.4%."

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"Melanoma, if not detected early, can spread to other parts of the body and the 5-year survival rate falls to less than 25%."

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"Almost 50% of bladder cancer patients are diagnosed at an invasive stage, the stage at which cancer cells have spread."

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"The rate of distant metastasis at diagnosis in Esophageal Cancer is 38%."

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"The percentage of cervical cancers that are diagnosed at an advanced stage (spread to distant sites) is about 15%."

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"In the US, the 5-year relative survival rate for women with distant (spread) stage ovarian cancer is 31%."

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"In all new leukemia cases, about 57% of people were diagnosed at a 'regional' or 'distant' stage, where cancer has spread."

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"For colon and rectal cancer combined, the overall percentage of patients diagnosed at a localized stage is only around 39%."

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