The American Cancer Society estimates that a total of 6,650 new cancer cases will be reported in Hawaii for all of 20131. That means with approximately 1.37 million people in Hawaii2, 1 out of every 206 local residents have been or will be diagnosed with some type of cancer just in 2013 alone.

THERE IS HOPE AND STEADY PROGRESS! The 5-year relative survival rate for all cancers diagnosed between 2002-2008 is 68%, up from 49% in 1975-1977. The improvement is greatly credited to new developments and methods of early detection, as well as improvements in treatment3.

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1American Cancer Society, “Estimated Number of New Cases for Selected Cancer by State, US, 2013,” in Cancer Facts & Figures (2013) p. 5
2United States Census Bureau, “Population Estimates Program,” Hawaii Population (2013)
3American Cancer Society, “What Percentage of People Survive Cancer,” in Cancer Facts & Figures (2013) p. 2