Anal Cancer: Statistics

What are statistics?

Some people use numbers called statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of being cured. Because no two people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to one person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They do not take into account a person's own risk factors, such as family history, behaviors, or cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your health care provider.

What are the statistics for anal cancer?

These are 2016 statistics from the American Cancer Society about anal cancer:

  • Anal cancer is not very common. About 8,080 people in the United States will be told they have anal cancer in 2016.

  • This cancer is more common in women than in men.

  • About 1,080 people will die from anal cancer in 2016.