Cancer Incidence and
Mortality in New Jersey
1994 -1998

Age-adjusted Incidence Rates for Specific Sites, White Males

Cancer Site Total
Cases
Rates
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Prelim.
All Sites 94,519 497.7 499.7 508.4 511.8 505.7
Oral Cavity and Pharynx 2,403 13.3 13.7 13.5 13.0 12.6
 Lip 164 0.9 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.7
 Tongue 605 3.3 2.8 3.4 3.3 4.1
 Salivary Gland 242 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.4
 Floor of Mouth 231 1.5 1.7 1.2 1.3 0.9
 Gum and Other Mouth 354 1.9 2.2 2.0 1.6 1.7
 Nasopharynx 127 0.7 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.6
 Tonsil 261 1.5 1.1 1.8 1.4 1.6
 Oropharynx 89 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.3
 Hypopharynx 223 1.1 1.6 1.5 1.2 0.9
Digestive System 19,557 102.5 101.4 102.6 103.8 104.5
 Esophagus 1,274 7.4 6.3 6.6 6.8 7.2
 Stomach 2,147 11.0 11.1 11.1 11.8 11.4
 Small Intestine 248 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.6
 Colon and Rectum 12,016 62.5 61.9 63.8 63.7 63.3
  Colon excluding Rectum 8,376 43.7 43.2 42.8 44.3 43.8
  Rectum and Rectosigmoid Junction 3,640 18.8 18.7 20.9 19.3 19.5
 Anus 153 0.8 0.9 0.7 1.0 0.8
 Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct 1,029 4.9 5.6 5.8 5.2 6.0
  Liver 866 3.9 4.7 5.0 4.4 5.1
  Intrahepatic Bile Duct 163 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9
 Gallbladder 178 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.0
 Pancreas 2,063 11.3 11.2 10.6 10.4 10.9
Respiratory System 16,519 89.0 89.7 87.9 86.5 86.6
 Larynx 1,354 7.3 8.3 7.2 7.3 7.0
 Lung and Bronchus 14,501 78.5 77.6 77.0 76.0 76.3
Bones and Joints 188 1.2 0.9 1.5 1.1 1.3
Soft Tissue (Including Heart) 617 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.0 3.8
Skin (Excluding Basal and Squamous) 3,588 16.3 17.0 20.3 21.8 20.4
 Melanomas of the Skin 3,123 13.5 14.2 17.9 20.1 18.4
Breast 249 1.5 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.3
Male Genital System 28,768 149.6 147.6 155.3 162.4 151.7
 Prostate 27,590 143.0 141.7 149.3 156.1 145.1
 Testis 1,009 5.8 4.9 5.2 5.5 5.6
 Penis 121 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.8
Urinary System 10,068 51.5 55.5 53.1 52.0 54.7
 Urinary Bladder (Including in situ) 7,069 36.1 38.8 36.8 36.6 37.2
 Kidney and Renal Pelvis 2,737 13.8 15.1 15.3 14.2 16.0
 Ureter 183 1.1 1.1 0.7 0.9 1.0
Eye 198 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.0
Brain and Other Nervous System 1,407 8.4 8.4 7.7 8.4 7.8
 Brain 1,324 7.8 7.8 7.4 7.9 7.3
Endocrine System 696 3.7 4.2 3.3 3.8 4.6
 Thyroid 555 2.7 3.1 2.5 3.1 3.7
Lymphomas 4,626 24.0 25.7 25.5 24.6 25.8
 Hodgkins Disease 621 3.7 4.2 3.8 3.4 3.5
 Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas 4,005 20.4 21.5 21.7 21.2 22.3
Multiple Myeloma 927 4.4 5.2 4.8 5.0 4.9
Leukemias 2,450 14.2 13.3 14.7 13.1 13.0
 Lymphocytic Leukemia 1,028 6.5 6.1 6.5 5.1 6.3
  Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia 294 2.1 2.2 2.4 1.7 2.5
  Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 705 4.2 3.6 4.1 3.3 3.6
 Myeloid Leukemia 1,060 5.4 5.3 6.6 6.2 5.0
  Acute Myeloid Leukemia 691 3.7 3.6 4.2 4.0 3.3
  Chronic Myeloid Leukemia 316 1.4 1.5 2.0 2.0 1.4
 Monocytic Leukemia 49 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3
 Other Leukemia 313 2.1 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5
Ill-Defined & Unspecified Sites 2,258 13.0 11.6 12.3 10.7 11.6


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