Cancer is 2nd to heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States.  With that said, how comforting it is living in Buffalo and Western New York knowing that we are the home of Rosewell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center...just named the 14th Best Cancer Center in the United States compared to 885 other Cancer Centers in the entire U.S., according to U.S. News and World Report, as reported by WGRZ News:


Here is a list of the leading causes of Cancer Death in the U.S. for Males and Females, which are lessened here in Buffalo thanks to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center per Medical News Today:

Estimated cancer-related deaths for 2019

The American Cancer Society estimates how many people will die from certain types of cancer in 2019.  According to them, the leading causes of death from cancer for males will be:                                                     

  • Lung and bronchus cancer: 76,650 deaths
  • Prostate cancer: 31,620 deaths
  • Colorectal cancer: 27,640 deaths

The leading causes of death from cancer for females will be:

  • Lung and bronchus cancer: 66,020 deaths

  • Breast cancer: 41,760 deaths

  • Colorectal cancer: 23,380 deaths

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