cancer incidence

The frequency with which cancer occurs

cancer incidence

Oncology The frequency with which cancer occurs, statistics of interest, US; estimated new cancer cases by sex, per the American Cancer Society
Cancer Incidence by Sex, 1998
Males Females
Prostate 185,400 Breast 178,700
Lung 91,400 Colorectum 68,900
Colorectum 66,000 Lung 80,100
Bladder 39,500 Uterus 36,100
Lymphoma 34,800 Lymphoma 27,700
Oral 20,600 Ovary 25,400
Melanoma 24,300 Melanoma 17,300
Kidney 17,600 Pancreas 14,900
Leukemia 16,100 Bladder 14,900
Stomach 14,300 Leukemia 12,600
Pancreas 14,100 Kidney 12,300
Larynx 9,000 Oral 9,700
All sites 627,900   600,700
All sites-both sexes     1,228,600

Patient discussion about cancer incidence

Q. Is the incidence of breast cancer growing everyday? I have a small lump in my breast. My friends suggested me to have a regular mammogram as a precautionary step. My friend’s family women are having it yearly. But I am confused…Why is the need to go for mammogram without any problem. I think routine medical check-up is sufficient. Is the incidence of breast cancer growing everyday?

A. NO….its not increasing. I had my breast cancer found in early stages, 6 month back. I was lucky. You know why—I had my mammogram done just by fear of having it in future. In order to avoid any I did and was very lucky as it was found and soon cured. Most female take it as precaution and you should too. Apart from mammogram you must have clinical breast examination.

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