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Lifetime Risk of Developing or Dying of Cancer

Lifetime risk is the probability of developing or dying from cancer in the course of one's lifespan. 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 on the Surveillance Research ProgramExternal Web Site Policy Web site.

Access a variety of published reports and research toolsExternal Web Site Policy for finding statistics on lifetime risk.