Surveillance is a cornerstone of public health practice because it gives us the tools we need to identify priorities and craft effective interventions to improve outcomes.  Cancer surveillance is no exception.  Our Arizona Cancer Registry tracks and monitors the number and types of cancer cases in the state and publishes reports periodically.  Our new report shows that we’re continuing to have lower cancer rates than the rest of the country overall.  Prostate cancer is the most common diagnosed among men and breast cancer is the most common diagnosed among women.  

Lung cancer continues to be the deadliest cancer for all Arizonans, with 1,479 men and 1,185 women dying from lung cancer every year.  Folks can reduce their chances of dying from lung cancer if you smoke by stopping – visit or call 800-55-66-222 to find free help.