Cancer Facts


United States: (American Cancer Society)

  • Approximately 1.7 million new cancer cases each year
  • Men have about a 1:2 lifetime risk of developing cancer
  • Women have a 1:3 lifetime risk of developing cancer
  • Cancer accounts for 1:4 deaths (2nd most common cause of general population death)

    United States Fire Service:(CDC/NIOSH)

  • Firefighters are diagnosed 9% above general population
  • Firefighters have a 14% higher mortality rate than general population

*This data is subject to change as further studies are completed