Cancer Incidence and
Mortality in New Jersey
1994 -1998

Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for Specific Sites, Males (all races combined)

Cancer Site Total
Cases
Rates
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
All Sites 45,341 223.3 218.0 209.6 199.6 195.5
Oral Cavity and Pharynx 809 4.1 4.1 3.9 3.7 3.4
 Lip 5 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Tongue 239 1.5 1.0 1.2 0.9 1.0
 Salivary Gland 61 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.2
 Floor of Mouth 27 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1
 Gum and Other Mouth 115 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.5
 Nasopharynx 65 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3
 Tonsil 27 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
 Oropharynx 57 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.3
 Hypopharynx 52 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2
Digestive System 11,881 60.3 58.5 53.6 52.2 49.3
 Esophagus 1,423 7.6 7.0 6.0 6.7 6.3
 Stomach 1,562 7.8 7.5 6.7 7.2 6.7
 Small Intestine 72 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3
 Colon and Rectum 5,182 26.1 25.6 24.9 21.9 20.4
  Colon excluding Rectum 4,417 22.2 21.9 20.9 18.9 17.2
  Rectum and Rectosigmoid Junction 765 3.9 3.7 4.0 3.0 3.2
 Anus 23 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
 Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct 1,095 5.0 4.9 5.2 5.1 5.1
  Liver 961 4.5 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.4
  Intrahepatic Bile Duct 134 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.8
 Gallbladder 99 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4
 Pancreas 2,175 11.3 11.3 9.0 9.4 9.3
Respiratory System 14,441 70.3 68.7 67.6 64.2 66.0
 Larynx 525 3.0 2.2 2.3 2.6 2.4
 Lung and Bronchus 13,659 66.4 65.6 64.2 60.5 61.8
Bones and Joints 39 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2
Soft Tissue (Including Heart) 294 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.4
Skin (Excluding Basal and Squamous) 1,026 5.0 4.6 4.7 4.3 4.9
 Melanomas of the Skin 769 3.6 3.4 3.6 3.5 3.6
Breast 66 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.3
Male Genital System 5,494 26.2 26.7 25.5 22.3 21.8
 Prostate 5,440 25.8 26.5 25.2 22.2 21.6
 Testis 36 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2
 Penis 17 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Urinary System 2,576 13.1 11.9 11.5 11.5 11.0
 Urinary Bladder 1,485 7.5 6.8 6.4 6.7 6.1
 Kidney and Renal Pelvis 1,038 5.3 4.8 4.9 4.6 4.8
 Ureter 25 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Eye 17 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0
Brain and Other Nervous System 1,054 4.9 5.5 5.3 4.4 4.8
 Brain 1,030 4.8 5.4 5.1 4.2 4.7
Endocrine System 120 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6
 Thyroid 64 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3
Lymphomas 1,984 8.8 9.6 8.8 9.5 8.9
 Hodgkins Disease 106 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5
 Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas 1,878 8.3 9.0 8.3 9.0 8.4
Multiple Myeloma 795 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.2
Leukemias 1,782 8.9 8.3 7.8 8.5 7.9
 Lymphocytic Leukemia 501 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.0 2.3
  Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia 110 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4
  Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 368 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.7
 Myeloid Leukemia 688 3.4 2.9 2.9 3.6 3.1
  Acute Myeloid Leukemia 499 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.7 2.4
  Chronic Myeloid Leukemia 167 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.7
 Monocytic Leukemia 21 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
 Other Leukemia 572 2.9 2.9 2.3 2.7 2.4
Ill-Defined & Unspecified Sites 2,963 15.1 13.9 14.8 12.8 12.0


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