Cancer Incidence and
Mortality in New Jersey
1994 -1998

Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for Specific Sites, White Males

Cancer Site Total
Cases
Rates
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
All Sites 39,294 218.2 211.5 204.7 196.2 191.7
Oral Cavity and Pharynx 639 3.7 4.0 3.5 3.1 2.9
 Lip 5 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Tongue 200 1.4 1.0 1.2 0.9 1.0
 Salivary Gland 50 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2
 Floor of Mouth 22 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1
 Gum and Other Mouth 85 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.5
 Nasopharynx 46 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.2
 Tonsil 19 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
 Oropharynx 42 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2
 Hypopharynx 44 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2
Digestive System 10,257 59.5 56.2 51.7 50.8 48.1
 Esophagus 1,156 7.1 6.0 5.4 6.2 6.2
 Stomach 1,279 7.6 6.9 6.1 6.5 6.2
 Small Intestine 65 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3
 Colon and Rectum 4,622 26.7 25.5 24.7 22.1 20.2
  Colon excluding Rectum 3,939 22.7 21.9 20.7 19.1 17.0
  Rectum and Rectosigmoid Junction 683 4.0 3.6 4.1 3.0 3.2
 Anus 19 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
 Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct 901 4.6 4.6 4.8 4.8 4.8
  Liver 784 4.1 3.9 4.0 4.3 4.1
  Intrahepatic Bile Duct 117 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.7
 Gallbladder 88 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4
 Pancreas 1,899 11.1 11.1 8.8 9.4 9.1
Respiratory System 12,467 68.0 66.4 66.1 62.9 64.7
 Larynx 428 2.8 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.1
 Lung and Bronchus 11,801 64.2 63.6 62.7 59.4 60.7
Bones and Joints 34 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2
Soft Tissue (Including Heart) 243 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.4
Skin (Excluding Basal and Squamous) 971 5.4 4.8 5.2 4.7 5.4
 Melanomas of the Skin 756 4.0 3.8 4.1 3.9 4.1
Breast 55 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2
Male Genital System 4,552 24.1 24.0 23.4 20.9 19.6
 Prostate 4,501 23.6 23.8 23.0 20.8 19.4
Testis 33 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1
 Penis 17 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Urinary System 2,357 13.1 12.5 11.9 11.5 11.7
 Urinary Bladder 1,392 7.6 7.2 6.6 6.9 6.6
 Kidney and Renal Pelvis 915 5.2 5.0 5.1 4.3 5.0
 Ureter 24 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Eye 17 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Brain and Other Nervous System 969 5.3 5.9 5.7 4.6 5.1
 Brain 947 5.2 5.8 5.5 4.4 5.1
Endocrine System 104 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6
 Thyroid 58 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3
Lymphomas 1,802 9.0 10.0 9.1 10.0 9.2
 Hodgkins Disease 89 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4
 Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas 1,713 8.4 9.4 8.5 9.5 8.8
Multiple Myeloma 662 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.4 2.9
Leukemias 1,606 9.2 8.4 7.9 8.9 8.0
 Lymphocytic Leukemia 448 2.6 2.4 2.5 2.0 2.3
  Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia 93 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.4
  Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 335 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.8
 Myeloid Leukemia 617 3.5 3.1 2.9 3.8 3.2
  Acute Myeloid Leukemia 455 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.9 2.5
  Chronic Myeloid Leukemia 142 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.7
 Monocytic Leukemia 19 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
 Other Leukemia 522 3.0 2.9 2.4 3.0 2.5
Ill-Defined & Unspecified Sites 2,559 14.7 13.2 14.4 12.8 11.7


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