Cancer Incidence and
Mortality in New Jersey
1994 -1998

Age-adjusted Incidence Rates for Specific Sites, Females (all races combined)

Cancer Site Total
Cases
Rates
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Prelim.
All Sites 105,065 372.8 374.1 375.6 382.7 381.5
Oral Cavity and Pharynx 1,534 5.4 6.1 6.0 5.2 5.3
 Lip 74 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2
 Tongue 364 1.2 1.6 1.5 1.1 1.2
 Salivary Gland 244 0.8 0.7 1.1 0.8 1.0
 Floor of Mouth 132 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5
 Gum and Other Mouth 322 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.0
 Nasopharynx 90 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3
 Tonsil 123 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.3
 Oropharynx 45 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2
 Hypopharynx 91 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
Digestive System 20,974 67.8 67.1 66.4 68.4 67.7
 Esophagus 592 2.1 2.1 1.8 2.1 1.9
 Stomach 1,770 5.7 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.8
 Small Intestine 281 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.1
 Colon and Rectum 13,623 43.5 43.3 43.0 44.0 44.1
  Colon excluding Rectum 10,227 32.0 32.2 31.9 32.6 32.7
  Rectum and Rectosigmoid Junction 3,396 11.6 11.1 11.2 11.4 11.4
 Anus 293 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.0
 Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct 663 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.2
  Liver 497 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.9 1.4
  Intrahepatic Bile Duct 166 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.8
 Gallbladder 461 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.3
 Pancreas 2,761 8.9 9.1 8.8 9.0 8.7
Respiratory System 13,694 47.7 48.1 50.2 49.8 49.8
 Larynx 458 2.0 1.6 1.7 1.5 2.0
 Lung and Bronchus 12,963 44.8 45.7 47.4 47.1 46.8
Bones and Joints 193 0.8 0.7 0.9 1.0 1.3
Soft Tissue (Including Heart) 632 2.3 2.7 2.3 2.9 2.4
Skin (Excluding Basal and Squamous) 2,806 10.2 9.4 9.9 11.7 10.8
 Melanomas of the Skin 2,514 9.2 8.4 9.0 10.7 9.8
Breast (Invasive) 31,099 114.9 115.0 115.5 119.0 117.7
 in situ (not included in All Sites) 5,678 16.2 20.4 23.1 25.8 27.9
Female Genital System 14,088 54.1 54.1 53.1 52.6 53.9
 Cervix (Invasive) 2,537 10.4 10.1 10.3 9.2 8.6
 Corpus and Uterus, NOS 6,446 23.7 25.0 24.6 24.7 26.2
  Corpus 6,150 22.4 23.8 23.7 23.8 25.1
  Uterus, NOS 296 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.1
 Ovary 4,239 16.9 16.3 15.7 15.3 15.9
 Vagina 160 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.4
 Vulva 550 1.8 1.5 1.6 2.0 2.1
Urinary System 5,032 16.5 17.5 17.0 18.0 17.2
 Urinary Bladder (Including in situ) 2,820 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.8 9.1
 Kidney and Renal Pelvis 2,065 6.8 7.8 7.1 7.7 7.7
 Ureter 116 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3
Eye 196 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.8
Brain and Other Nervous System 1,348 5.4 5.2 5.6 5.2 5.7
 Brain 1,221 4.7 4.9 5.1 4.8 5.1
Endocrine System 1,918 6.8 7.6 8.3 7.8 8.6
 Thyroid 1,776 6.3 7.0 7.7 7.2 7.9
Lymphomas 4,863 17.0 17.2 17.2 18.8 18.9
 Hodgkins Disease 640 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.7 3.1
 Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas 4,223 14.0 14.1 14.2 16.1 15.9
Multiple Myeloma 1,137 3.9 3.6 3.7 4.0 4.1
Leukemias 2,221 7.9 8.5 8.3 8.2 7.3
 Lymphocytic Leukemia 879 3.6 3.7 3.3 3.5 2.8
  Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia 249 1.2 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.3
  Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 597 2.3 2.3 1.6 2.0 1.3
 Myeloid Leukemia 1,006 3.4 3.7 4.1 3.5 3.4
  Acute Myeloid Leukemia 696 2.4 2.6 3.0 2.3 2.3
  Chronic Myeloid Leukemia 255 0.8 0.9 0.8 1.0 0.9
 Monocytic Leukemia 48 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2
 Other Leukemia 288 0.8 1.0 0.9 1.0 0.9
Ill-Defined & Unspecified Sites 3,330 11.3 10.4 10.5 9.6 10.1


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