Cancer Incidence and
Mortality in New Jersey
1994 -1998

Age-adjusted Incidence Rates for Specific Sites, White Females

Cancer Site Total
Cases
Rates
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Prelim.
All Sites 92,147 377.5 378.7 386.6 390.8 390.5
Oral Cavity and Pharynx 1,303 5.2 6.1 6.0 5.0 5.0
 Lip 66 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2
 Tongue 316 1.1 1.6 1.5 1.1 1.3
 Salivary Gland 213 0.8 0.8 1.2 0.8 1.0
 Floor of Mouth 113 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5
 Gum and Other Mouth 276 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1 0.9
 Nasopharynx 67 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
 Tonsil 100 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3
 Oropharynx 39 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1
 Hypopharynx 71 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3
Digestive System 18,233 66.1 64.9 65.8 67.1 66.3
 Esophagus 461 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.7
 Stomach 1,433 5.2 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.1
 Small Intestine 238 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.1
 Colon and Rectum 12,025 43.0 42.6 43.6 43.7 43.8
  Colon excluding Rectum 9,015 31.2 31.5 32.0 32.4 32.3
  Rectum and Rectosigmoid Junction 3,010 11.8 11.1 11.5 11.3 11.5
 Anus 255 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.1
 Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct 557 2.0 2.2 1.9 2.2 2.2
  Liver 402 1.6 1.8 1.3 1.7 1.3
  Intrahepatic Bile Duct 155 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.9
 Gallbladder 389 1.6 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.1
 Pancreas 2,410 8.7 8.8 8.8 8.9 8.5
Respiratory System 12,139 47.8 49.2 51.5 51.0 50.8
 Larynx 379 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.9
 Lung and Bronchus 11,523 45.2 46.7 48.8 48.4 48.0
Bones and Joints 169 0.9 0.7 1.0 1.1 1.4
Soft Tissue (Including Heart) 525 2.3 2.7 2.1 2.7 2.4
Skin (Excluding Basal and Squamous) 2,605 10.4 10.1 11.2 13.3 12.5
 Melanomas of the Skin 2,362 9.5 9.3 10.3 12.2 11.6
Breast (Invasive) 27,354 118.3 118.5 120.1 123.1 121.7
 in situ (not included in All Sites) 4,938 17.0 20.6 23.8 27.3 29.6
Female Genital System 12,170 55.4 54.2 55.0 53.1 55.5
 Cervix (Invasive) 1,893 9.5 8.8 9.7 8.4 7.9
 Corpus and Uterus, NOS 5,746 25.3 25.9 25.9 25.4 27.7
 Corpus 5,511 23.9 24.7 25.1 24.7 26.8
 Uterus, NOS 235 1.4 1.1 0.9 0.7 0.9
 Ovary 3,784 17.7 17.1 16.8 16.1 16.6
 Vagina 129 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.4
 Vulva 489 1.7 1.3 1.7 2.1 2.2
Urinary System 4,580 17.3 18.5 17.9 18.6 18.0
 Urinary Bladder (Including in situ) 2,610 9.8 9.9 10.0 10.4 9.8
 Kidney and Renal Pelvis 1,836 7.0 8.1 7.4 7.7 7.9
 Ureter 114 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Eye 187 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.7 0.8
Brain and Other Nervous System 1,187 5.7 5.3 5.8 5.5 6.1
 Brain 1,088 5.0 5.0 5.4 5.1 5.5
Endocrine System 1,649 7.0 7.9 8.8 8.2 9.6
 Thyroid 1,528 6.5 7.2 8.2 7.6 8.8
Lymphomas 4,311 17.6 18.1 17.8 19.7 19.7
 Hodgkins Disease 563 3.3 3.6 3.3 3.1 3.4
 Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas 3,748 14.3 14.6 14.5 16.6 16.3
Multiple Myeloma 873 3.4 3.0 3.5 3.4 3.4
Leukemias 1,968 7.9 8.8 8.9 8.6 7.6
 Lymphocytic Leukemia 779 3.5 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.0
  Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia 215 1.3 1.4 1.8 1.7 1.4
  Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 536 2.1 2.4 1.7 2.0 1.4
 Myeloid Leukemia 893 3.5 3.9 4.3 3.6 3.5
  Acute Myeloid Leukemia 629 2.6 2.7 3.1 2.6 2.4
  Chronic Myeloid Leukemia 217 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
 Monocytic Leukemia 43 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3
 Other Leukemia 253 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.8
Ill-Defined & Unspecified Sites 2,894 11.2 9.7 10.3 9.6 9.7


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