Hawaii is a diverse state in both in its geography and demographics. It has the highest proportion of individuals of mixed-race ethnicity in the U.S. with two of every ten residents describing themselves as more than one race. While Hawaiiâ€™s citizens boast the longest life span of any state in the nation, regrettably, each year more than 6,000 of our residents are diagnosed with invasive cancer, and another 2,000 die from the disease.
Learn more about the burden of cancer in Hawaii, including cancer incidence and mortality rates, in the Hawaii Cancer Facts & Figures 2010. This publication is a collaborative effort of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society and the Hawaii Department of Health.
The Hawaii Cancer Facts & Figures 2010 is an update of the original version published in 2003,and is intended as a tool for public health education, research, and planning.