Cancer Epidemiology Services
New Jersey State Cancer Registry
". . . A legacy of survival through research."
Trenton, NJ 08625-0369
Phone: (609) 588-3500
Cancer is scary. When people have cancer, life changes for them and for the people who care about them.
These changes can make activities of daily living difficult to handle.
The Future Holds Promise
Scientists throughout the country are studying possible causes and cures. Also, there is hope for the future in early detection and prevention.
Current diagnostic and treatment techniques are being refined and new methods are under investigation.
Information Is Available
Cancer information is available from the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345.
Information on cancer rates is available from the NJSCR at 609-588-3500.
- 40,000 new cases in New Jersey annually.
- 18,000 deaths from cancer in New Jersey annually.
- Is caused by a variety of risk factors such as tobacco, genetics, diet, and occupational exposures.
Tracking the occurrence or incidence of cancers so we can learn more about their prevention and treatment is the job of the New Jersey State Cancer Registry (NJSCR).
The New Jersey State Cancer Registry (NJSCR) works with hospitals, physicians, universities and research scientists to collect and analyze cancer data on all cancers occurring in New Jersey residents.
Epidemiologists at the NJSCR monitor and study trends in incidence, survival, and treatment on various types of cancers.
Facts and figures are compiled and shared with county, state and federal agencies interested in cancer.
Strict confidentiality of identifying information is maintained at all times.
How Does NJSCR Work?
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- Monitor cancer trends in New Jersey.
- Promote Scientific research to increase survival.
- Respond to NJ residents on cancer issues and concerns.
- Educate the public.
- Provide information for policy planning in cancer prevention and control.
- Share and compare cancer data with other states and the nation.
Cancer Incidence Rates
US / NJ
Male Cancer Incidence, 1988-1991
Age-Adjusted Rates / 100,000
Female Cancer Incidence, 1988-1991
Age-Adjusted Rates / 100,000
Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
- Avoid tobacco products and excessive use of alcohol.
- Avoid too much sunlight - use sunblock or wear protective clothing.
- Eat a varied, low fat diet. Include a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grain cereals, breads and pasta.
- Practice Basic Self-Exams monthly if you are a woman 18 or older and have a mammogram every 1-2 years if you are a woman over 40.
- Have a pap test and pelvic exam every year if you are a woman 18 or older.
- Get annual prostate checkups if you are a man 40 or older.
- Have annual rectal exams each year if you are 40 or older.
- Notify a doctor if you have a change in a mole or a sore that does not heal.
- Notify a doctor each year, health related checkups may identify early signs and symptoms.