1999-2007 Cancer Incidence and Mortality Data

The 1999–2007 United States Cancer Statistics (USCS): Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report was released in late December.  According to the press release,

This year’s report features information on more than one million invasive cancer cases diagnosed during 2007 among residents of 49 states, six metropolitan areas, and the District of Columbia—geographic areas in which about 99% of the U.S. population resides.

California had the 10th-lowest rate of overall cancer incidence (age-adjusted) in 2007, while our neighbor Arizona had the lowest rate.  At the other end of the scale, Delaware had the highest incidence rate.

Here’s some data for the Los Angeles area:

Top 3 cancer sites for men (incidence):

  1. Prostate
  2. Lung and bronchus
  3. Colon and rectum

Top 3 cancer sites for women (incidence):

  1. Breast
  2. Colon and rectum
  3. Lung and bronchus

The report is produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in collaboration with the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR).

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