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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK STATE





JULY, 2012


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY


Acknowledgements


Written by Alvaro Carrascal, Russ Sciandra and Blair Horner of the American Cancer
Society, New York & New Jersey. The authors thank Paul McGee, Angela Pause-
Smith, Amy Voelkl and Christopher Utman from the American Cancer Society who
contributed to this work.


© 2012, American Cancer Society,



Download the report at:

www.acscan.org/ny

New York & New Jersey.





THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK STATE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Topic Page

Executive Summary 1

Overall Cancer Statistics 5

Regional Cancer Comparisons 7

Overall County Cancer Statistics 9

County-Specific Cancer Findings 12

Cancer Differences Within Counties 14

The Financial Issues for Cancer Patients 18

Quality of Life Issues for Cancer Patients 19

Policy Recommendations 21

Methodology 24

Cancer Definitions 28

Appendix A: County-By-County Cancer Data A-1

Appendix B: Services Provided by the American Cancer Society B-1





THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK STATE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Topic Page

Executive Summary 1

Overall Cancer Statistics 5

Regional Cancer Comparisons 7

Overall County Cancer Statistics 9

County-Specific Cancer Findings 12

Cancer Differences Within Counties 14

The Financial Issues for Cancer Patients 18

Quality of Life Issues for Cancer Patients 19

Policy Recommendations 21

Methodology 24

Cancer Definitions 28

Appendix A: County-By-County Cancer Data A-1

Appendix B: Services Provided by the American Cancer Society B-1





THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK STATE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Topic Page

Executive Summary 1

Overall Cancer Statistics 5

Regional Cancer Comparisons 7

Overall County Cancer Statistics 9

County-Specific Cancer Findings 12

Cancer Differences Within Counties 14

The Financial Issues for Cancer Patients 18

Quality of Life Issues for Cancer Patients 19

Policy Recommendations 21

Methodology 24

Cancer Definitions 28

Appendix A: County-By-County Cancer Data A-1

Appendix B: Services Provided by the American Cancer Society B-1





THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK STATE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Topic Page

Executive Summary 1

Overall Cancer Statistics 5

Regional Cancer Comparisons 7

Overall County Cancer Statistics 9

County-Specific Cancer Findings 12

Cancer Differences Within Counties 14

The Financial Issues for Cancer Patients 18

Quality of Life Issues for Cancer Patients 19

Policy Recommendations 21

Methodology 24

Cancer Definitions 28

Appendix A: County-By-County Cancer Data A-1

Appendix B: Services Provided by the American Cancer Society B-1
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
Executive Summary

Cancer takes a devastating toll on New York State. One in two men and one in three women will
get a cancer diagnosis in their lifetimes. More than half of all these diagnoses will occur after
the age of 65. Cancer is the second most common cause of death after heart disease.

Yet surprisingly, there is too little public discussion of how New York should comprehensively
respond to a disease that causes so much suffering. This report examines existing public data
and identifies trends that will inform policymakers on how to reduce the number of new cases
(incidence) of cancer, increase access to quality cancer treatment and enhance the quality of life
for those suffering from the disease.

Four cancer sites represent more than half (51.6%) of all new cancer cases and nearly half (46%)
of all cancer deaths. They are: cancer of the lung, prostate, breast and colon/rectum. This report
examines the impact of these four cancers in detail.

Care should be taken to avoid over-interpreting findings that show large disparities in cancer
incidence and mortality. Apparent differences may be random variations not correctible by
standard statistical techniques. These data are based on residence at time of diagnosis. Cancer
may have a long latency period before reaching a clinically detectable stage, and between the
cancer’s initiation and its detection an individual’s residence, personal behaviors and
occupation may have changed.

FINDINGS

Finding: It is estimated that more than 107,000 New Yorkers were diagnosed with cancer
in 2011 and that more than 34,000 died from the disease.

Finding: Prostate cancer is New York’s most common cancer. Nearly 16,000 men were
diagnosed in 2011. Female breast cancer (15,710 new cases) and lung & bronchus cancers,
hereafter lung cancer, with 14,200 new cases, were the second and third most frequent,
respectively. There were 9,480 new cases of colon & rectum cancer, hereafter colorectal
cancer.

Finding: Lung cancer is the single largest cancer killer, causing nearly 9,000 deaths. Lung
cancer has a higher mortality rate than the other common malignancies and has been less
amenable to therapeutic advances. Colorectal and pancreatic cancers were the second and third
most frequent causes of mortality.

Finding: Four cancers - lung, prostate, breast and colorectal - account for more than half
of all cancer diagnoses and nearly half of all cancer deaths.

Finding: Overall, New York State has a higher cancer incidence rate than the nation as a
whole, but has a lower death rate. This difference is largely the result of declining lung cancer
incidence and death rates in New York City and its suburbs, but also is influenced by statewide
1 | P a g e

THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
Executive Summary

Cancer takes a devastating toll on New York State. One in two men and one in three women will
get a cancer diagnosis in their lifetimes. More than half of all these diagnoses will occur after
the age of 65. Cancer is the second most common cause of death after heart disease.

Yet surprisingly, there is too little public discussion of how New York should comprehensively
respond to a disease that causes so much suffering. This report examines existing public data
and identifies trends that will inform policymakers on how to reduce the number of new cases
(incidence) of cancer, increase access to quality cancer treatmentand enhance the quality of life
for those suffering from the disease.

Four cancer sites represent more than half (51.6%) of all new cancer cases and nearly half (46%)
of all cancer deaths. They are: cancer of the lung, prostate, breast and colon/rectum. This report
examines the impact of these four cancers in detail.

Care should be taken to avoid over-interpreting findings that show large disparities in cancer
incidence and mortality. Apparent differences may be random variations not correctible by
standard statistical techniques. These data are based on residence at time of diagnosis. Cancer
may have a long latency period before reaching a clinically detectable stage, and between the
cancer’s initiation and its detection an individual’s residence, personal behaviors and
occupation may have changed.

FINDINGS

Finding: It is estimated that more than 107,000 New Yorkers were diagnosed with cancer
in 2011 and that more than 34,000 died from the disease.

Finding: Prostate cancer is New York’s most common cancer. Nearly 16,000 men were
diagnosed in 2011. Female breast cancer (15,710 new cases) and lung & bronchus cancers,
hereafter lung cancer, with 14,200 new cases, were the second and third most frequent,
respectively. There were 9,480 new cases of colon & rectum cancer, hereafter colorectal
cancer.

Finding: Lung cancer is the single largest cancer killer, causing nearly 9,000 deaths. Lung
cancer has a higher mortality rate than the other common malignancies and has been less
amenable to therapeutic advances. Colorectal and pancreatic cancers were the second and third
most frequent causes of mortality.

Finding: Four cancers - lung, prostate, breast and colorectal - account for more than half
of all cancer diagnoses and nearly half of all cancer deaths.

Finding: Overall, New York State has a higher cancer incidence rate than the nation as a
whole, but has a lower death rate. This difference is largely the result of declining lung cancer
incidence and death rates in New York City and its suburbs, but also is influenced by statewide
1 | P a g e

THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
Executive Summary

Cancer takes a devastating toll on New York State. One in two men and one in three women will
get a cancer diagnosis in their lifetimes. More than half of all these diagnoses will occur after
the age of 65. Cancer is the second most common cause of death after heart disease.

Yet surprisingly, there is too little public discussion of how New York should comprehensively
respond to a disease that causes so much suffering. This report examines existing public data
and identifies trends that will inform policymakers on how to reduce the number of new cases
(incidence) of cancer, increase access to quality cancer treatment and enhance the quality of life
for those suffering from the disease.

Four cancer sites represent more than half (51.6%) of all new cancer cases and nearly half (46%)
of all cancer deaths. They are: cancer of the lung, prostate, breast and colon/rectum. This report
examines the impact of these four cancers in detail.

Care should be taken to avoid over-interpreting findings that show large disparities in cancer
incidence and mortality. Apparent differences may be random variations not correctible by
standard statistical techniques. These data are based on residence at time of diagnosis. Cancer
may have a long latency period before reaching a clinically detectable stage, and between the
cancer’s initiation and its detection an individual’s residence, personal behaviors and
occupation may have changed.

FINDINGS

Finding: It is estimated that more than 107,000 New Yorkers were diagnosed with cancer
in 2011 and that more than 34,000 died from the disease.

Finding: Prostate cancer is New York’s most common cancer. Nearly 16,000 men were
diagnosed in 2011. Female breast cancer (15,710 new cases) and lung & bronchus cancers,
hereafter lung cancer, with 14,200 new cases, were the second and third most frequent,
respectively. There were 9,480 new cases of colon & rectum cancer, hereafter colorectal
cancer.

Finding: Lung cancer is the single largest cancer killer, causing nearly 9,000 deaths. Lung
cancer has a higher mortality rate than the other common malignancies and has been less
amenable to therapeutic advances. Colorectal and pancreatic cancers were the second and third
most frequent causes of mortality.

Finding: Four cancers - lung, prostate, breast and colorectal - account for more than half
of all cancer diagnoses and nearly half of all cancer deaths.

Finding: Overall, New York State has a higher cancer incidence rate than the nation as a
whole, but has a lower death rate. This difference is largely the result of declining lung cancer
incidence and death rates in New York City and its suburbs, but also is influenced by statewide
1 | P a g e

THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
Executive Summary

Cancer takes a devastating toll on New York State. One in two men and one in three women will
get a cancer diagnosis in their lifetimes. More than half of all these diagnoses will occur after
the age of 65. Cancer is the second most common cause of death after heart disease.

Yet surprisingly, there is too little public discussion of how New York should comprehensively
respond to a disease that causes so much suffering. This report examines existing public data
and identifies trends that will inform policymakers on how to reduce the number of new cases
(incidence) of cancer, increase access to quality cancer treatmentand enhance the quality of life
for those suffering from the disease.

Four cancer sites represent more than half (51.6%) of all new cancer cases and nearly half (46%)
of all cancer deaths. They are: cancer of the lung, prostate, breast and colon/rectum. This report
examines the impact of these four cancers in detail.

Care should be taken to avoid over-interpreting findings that show large disparities in cancer
incidence and mortality. Apparent differences may be random variations not correctible by
standard statistical techniques. These data are based on residence at time of diagnosis. Cancer
may have a long latency period before reaching a clinically detectable stage, and between the
cancer’s initiation and its detection an individual’s residence, personal behaviors and
occupation may have changed.

FINDINGS

Finding: It is estimated that more than 107,000 New Yorkers were diagnosed with cancer
in 2011 and that more than 34,000 died from the disease.

Finding: Prostate cancer is New York’s most common cancer. Nearly 16,000 men were
diagnosed in 2011. Female breast cancer (15,710 new cases) and lung & bronchus cancers,
hereafter lung cancer, with 14,200 new cases, were the second and third most frequent,
respectively. There were 9,480 new cases of colon & rectum cancer, hereafter colorectal
cancer.

Finding: Lung cancer is the single largest cancer killer, causing nearly 9,000 deaths. Lung
cancer has a higher mortality rate than the other common malignancies and has been less
amenable to therapeutic advances. Colorectal and pancreatic cancers were the second and third
most frequent causes of mortality.

Finding: Four cancers - lung, prostate, breast and colorectal - account for more than half
of all cancer diagnoses and nearly half of all cancer deaths.

Finding: Overall, New York State has a higher cancer incidence rate than the nation as a
whole, but has a lower death rate. This difference is largely the result of declining lung cancer
incidence and death rates in New York City and its suburbs, but also is influenced by statewide
2 | P a g e

declining mortality due to colorectal (particularly in New York City) and female breast cancer.
This suggests that the region’s aggressive anti-smoking efforts, as well as initiatives to increase
colorectal cancer screening, are important ingredients in the successes of New York’s cancer
control efforts.

Finding: Cancer rates in upstate New York are generally higher than those found
downstate.

Finding: Differences in cancer rates are found among counties in New York. While direct
comparisons can show appreciable differences, low population numbers in many upstate
counties, which create “large confidence intervals,” make the value of such comparisons limited.

Men living in the counties of Cayuga, Chemung, Clinton, Cortland, Franklin, Greene, Jefferson,
Niagara, Oswego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Schuyler, Steuben, and Washington experience the
highest rates of lung cancer, exceeding the state average. Men in the Bronx, Brooklyn,
Manhattan, Nassau, Queens, Rockland, and Westchester have the lowest incidence rates.

Women living in Putnam have higher breast cancer incidence rates than women living in the
Bronx, Brooklyn, Chenango, and Queens, who have the lowest rates.

Despite these ranges, no county should feel complacent. Cancer still impacts too many New
Yorkers and many cancer deaths are avoidable. Every county experiences cancer incidence and
mortality rates that are too high.

Finding: In addition to the emotional and physical toll that cancer has on patients and
their families, there can be an enormous financial impact. Almost one-third of cancer
patients have out-of-pocket health care costs totaling 10 percent or more of their family income.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Tobacco use is the most important single factor associated to lung and other cancers, as well as
other chronic diseases. Additionally, lifestyle-related behaviors (high consumption of unhealthy
foods and lack of physical activity, associated with excess body weight, as well as excessive
alcohol consumption) also are linked to increased risk of cancer diagnosis and death. Finally,
genetic factors, infections, and environmental exposures also play a role. Access to adequate
health care has a significant impact on an individual’s chance of surviving cancer. There is a
clear need for policies that reduce the occurrence of cancer, help identify the disease at its
earliest (and often most treatable) phase, and to help alleviate the economic toll and improve
quality of life for those diagnosed with cancer.

2 | P a g e

declining mortality due to colorectal (particularly in New York City) and female breast cancer.
This suggests that the region’s aggressive anti-smoking efforts, as well as initiatives to increase
colorectal cancer screening, are important ingredients in the successes of New York’s cancer
control efforts.

Finding: Cancer rates in upstate New York are generally higher than those found
downstate.

Finding: Differences in cancer rates are found among counties in New York. While direct
comparisons can show appreciable differences, low population numbers in many upstate
counties, which create “large confidence intervals,” make the value of such comparisons limited.

Men living in the counties of Cayuga, Chemung, Clinton, Cortland, Franklin, Greene, Jefferson,
Niagara, Oswego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Schuyler, Steuben, and Washington experience the
highest rates of lung cancer, exceeding the state average. Men in the Bronx, Brooklyn,
Manhattan, Nassau, Queens, Rockland, and Westchester have the lowest incidence rates.

Women living in Putnam have higher breast cancer incidence rates than women living in the
Bronx, Brooklyn, Chenango, and Queens, who have the lowest rates.

Despite these ranges, no county should feel complacent. Cancer still impacts too many New
Yorkers and many cancer deaths are avoidable. Every county experiences cancer incidence and
mortality rates that are too high.

Finding: In addition to the emotional and physical toll that cancer has on patients and
their families, there can be an enormous financial impact. Almost one-third of cancer
patients have out-of-pocket health care costs totaling 10 percent or more of their family income.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Tobacco use is the most important single factor associated to lung and other cancers, as well as
other chronic diseases. Additionally, lifestyle-related behaviors (high consumption of unhealthy
foods and lack of physical activity, associated with excess body weight, as well as excessive
alcohol consumption) also are linked to increased risk of cancer diagnosis and death. Finally,
genetic factors, infections, and environmental exposures also play a role. Access to adequate
health care has a significant impact on an individual’s chance of surviving cancer. There is a
clear need for policies that reduce the occurrence of cancer, help identify the disease at its
earliest (and often most treatable) phase, and to help alleviate the economic toll and improve
quality of life for those diagnosed with cancer.

2 | P a g e

declining mortality due to colorectal (particularly in New York City) and female breast cancer.
This suggests that the region’s aggressive anti-smoking efforts, as well as initiatives to increase
colorectal cancer screening, are important ingredients in the successes of New York’s cancer
control efforts.

Finding: Cancer rates in upstate New York are generally higher than those found
downstate.

Finding: Differences in cancer rates are found among counties in New York. While direct
comparisons can show appreciable differences, low population numbers in many upstate
counties, which create “large confidence intervals,” make the value of such comparisons limited.

Men living in the counties of Cayuga, Chemung, Clinton, Cortland, Franklin, Greene, Jefferson,
Niagara, Oswego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Schuyler, Steuben, and Washington experience the
highest rates of lung cancer, exceeding the state average. Men in the Bronx, Brooklyn,
Manhattan, Nassau, Queens, Rockland, and Westchester have the lowest incidence rates.

Women living in Putnam have higher breast cancer incidence rates than women living in the
Bronx, Brooklyn, Chenango, and Queens, who have the lowest rates.

Despite these ranges, no county should feel complacent. Cancer still impacts too many New
Yorkers and many cancer deaths are avoidable. Every county experiences cancer incidence and
mortality rates that are too high.

Finding: In addition to the emotional and physical toll that cancer has on patients and
their families, there can be an enormous financial impact. Almost one-third of cancer
patients have out-of-pocket health care costs totaling 10 percent or more of their family income.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Tobacco use is the most important single factor associated to lung and other cancers, as well as
other chronic diseases. Additionally, lifestyle-related behaviors (high consumption of unhealthy
foods and lack of physical activity, associated with excess body weight, as well as excessive
alcohol consumption) also are linked to increased risk of cancer diagnosis and death. Finally,
genetic factors, infections, and environmental exposures also play a role. Access to adequate
health care has a significant impact on an individual’s chance of surviving cancer. There is a
clear need for policies that reduce the occurrence of cancer, help identify the disease at its
earliest (and often most treatable) phase, and to help alleviate the economic toll and improve
quality of life for those diagnosed with cancer.

2 | P a g e

declining mortality due to colorectal (particularly in New York City) and female breast cancer.
This suggests that the region’s aggressive anti-smoking efforts, as well as initiatives to increase
colorectal cancer screening, are important ingredients in the successes of New York’s cancer
control efforts.

Finding: Cancer rates in upstate New York are generally higher than those found
downstate.

Finding: Differences in cancer rates are found among counties in New York. While direct
comparisons can show appreciable differences, low population numbers in many upstate
counties, which create “large confidence intervals,” make the value of such comparisons limited.

Men living in the counties of Cayuga, Chemung, Clinton, Cortland, Franklin, Greene, Jefferson,
Niagara, Oswego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Schuyler, Steuben, and Washington experience the
highest rates of lung cancer, exceeding the state average. Men in the Bronx, Brooklyn,
Manhattan, Nassau, Queens, Rockland, and Westchester have the lowest incidence rates.

Women living in Putnam have higher breast cancer incidence rates than women living in the
Bronx, Brooklyn, Chenango, and Queens, who have the lowest rates.

Despite these ranges, no county should feel complacent. Cancer still impacts too many New
Yorkers and many cancer deaths are avoidable. Every county experiences cancer incidence and
mortality rates that are too high.

Finding: In addition to the emotional and physical toll that cancer has on patients and
their families, there can be an enormous financial impact. Almost one-third of cancer
patients have out-of-pocket health care costs totaling 10 percent or more of their family income.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Tobacco use is the most important single factor associated to lung and other cancers, as well as
other chronic diseases. Additionally, lifestyle-related behaviors (high consumption of unhealthy
foods and lack of physical activity, associated with excess body weight, as well as excessive
alcohol consumption) also are linked to increased risk of cancer diagnosis and death. Finally,
genetic factors, infections, and environmental exposures also play a role. Access to adequate
health care has a significant impact on an individual’s chance of surviving cancer. There is a
clear need for policies that reduce the occurrence of cancer, help identify the disease at its
earliest (and often most treatable) phase, and to help alleviate the economic toll and improve
quality of life for those diagnosed with cancer.

3 | P a g e


Recommendations: Policies to Prevent Cancer
• Reverse the decline in funding and prevent lung and other smoking-related cancers
by adequately supporting the New York State Tobacco Control Program. Lung
cancer is the number one cancer killer with the vast majority of cases caused by smoking.
Smoking also causes cancer of the oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, pancreas, bladder and
kidney. Smoking accounts for at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths. Additionally,
tobacco is estimated to cause $8.17 billion in annual health care costs in New York. Yet
New York has slashed its tobacco control budget from $85.5 million in FY 2007 – 08 to
$41.4 million in FY 2012 - 13. New York has fallen from 5
th
to 20
th
among states in per
capita spending on tobacco control. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
recommends that New York spend $254 million annually on anti-tobacco efforts. The
money exists to support this program in the form of more than $2 billion in revenues each
year from tobacco taxes and payments from the states’ lawsuit against the tobacco
companies.

• Enact legislation (A.288a/S.5008) restricting the sale of flavored tobacco products to
stores not accessible by minors. Federal law prohibits the use of flavors other than
menthol in cigarettes, but other tobacco products, including snuff and cigars are
exempted. Manufacturers of snuff and cigars have long regarded flavored merchandise
as “starter” products from which teenage experimenters will “graduate” to adult brands.
An important function of flavorings is to mask from young users the harsh, toxic
properties of tobacco smoke and spit tobacco.

• Help prevent kids from getting skin cancer by banning minors from using indoor
tanning facilities. Thousands of New Yorkers are diagnosed each year with the deadliest
form of skin cancer – melanoma (an estimated 3,750 in 2011). Unfortunately, hundreds
die each year (an estimated 440). While this report does not examine melanoma in detail,
the latest scientific research has documented that the use of indoor tanning increases the
risk of melanoma and other skin cancers, the incidence of which is increasing rapidly in
New York. New York law should ban all minors up to the age of 18 from using indoor
tanning booths.

• Reverse the obesity epidemic. Increasingly, scientific evidence is linking poor nutrition,
a sedentary lifestyle and consequent obesity with increased risk of several kinds of
cancer. Policymakers should promote policies designed to increase access to healthy
foods (fresh vegetables, fruits, etc.), particularly among poor communities, and create
incentives to encourage increased physical activity among New Yorkers (walkable
neighborhoods, alternative transportation arrangements, bike-lanes, etc.).

Recommendation: Enhance early detection of cancer.
• Continue to provide adequate funding for the New York State Cancer Services
Program. Uninsured and underinsured New Yorkers have nowhere to turn to get
potentially life-saving breast, cervical and colon cancer screenings other than this
important program.
3 | P a g e


Recommendations: Policies to Prevent Cancer
• Reverse the decline in funding and prevent lung and other smoking-related cancers
by adequately supporting the New York State Tobacco Control Program. Lung
cancer is the number one cancer killer with the vast majority of cases caused by smoking.
Smoking also causes cancer of the oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, pancreas, bladder and
kidney. Smoking accounts for at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths. Additionally,
tobacco is estimated to cause $8.17 billion in annual health care costs in New York. Yet
New York has slashed its tobacco control budget from $85.5 million in FY 2007 – 08 to
$41.4 million in FY 2012 - 13. New York has fallen from 5
th
to 20
th
among states in per
capita spending on tobacco control. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
recommends that New York spend $254 million annually on anti-tobacco efforts. The
money exists to support this program in the form of more than $2 billion in revenues each
year from tobacco taxes and payments from the states’ lawsuit against the tobacco
companies.

• Enact legislation (A.288a/S.5008) restricting the sale of flavored tobacco products to
stores not accessible by minors. Federal law prohibits the use of flavors other than
menthol in cigarettes, but other tobacco products, including snuff and cigars are
exempted. Manufacturers of snuff and cigars have long regarded flavored merchandise
as “starter” products from which teenage experimenters will “graduate” to adult brands.
An important function of flavorings is to mask from young users the harsh, toxic
properties of tobacco smoke and spit tobacco.

• Help prevent kids from getting skin cancer by banning minors from using indoor
tanning facilities. Thousands of New Yorkers are diagnosed each year with the deadliest
form of skin cancer – melanoma (an estimated 3,750 in 2011). Unfortunately, hundreds
die each year (an estimated 440). While this report does not examine melanoma in detail,
the latest scientific research has documented that the use of indoor tanning increases the
risk of melanoma and other skin cancers, the incidence of which is increasing rapidly in
New York. New York law should ban all minors up to the age of 18 from using indoor
tanning booths.

• Reverse the obesity epidemic. Increasingly, scientific evidence is linking poor nutrition,
a sedentary lifestyle and consequent obesity with increased risk of several kinds of
cancer. Policymakers should promote policies designed to increase access to healthy
foods (fresh vegetables, fruits, etc.), particularly among poor communities, and create
incentives to encourage increased physical activity among New Yorkers (walkable
neighborhoods, alternative transportation arrangements, bike-lanes, etc.).

Recommendation: Enhance early detection of cancer.
• Continue to provide adequate funding for the New York State Cancer Services
Program. Uninsured and underinsured New Yorkers have nowhere to turn to get
potentially life-saving breast, cervical and colon cancer screenings other than this
important program.
3 | P a g e


Recommendations: Policies to Prevent Cancer
• Reverse the decline in funding and prevent lung and other smoking-related cancers
by adequately supporting the New York State Tobacco Control Program. Lung
cancer is the number one cancer killer with the vast majority of cases caused by smoking.
Smoking also causes cancer of the oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, pancreas, bladder and
kidney. Smoking accounts for at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths. Additionally,
tobacco is estimated to cause $8.17 billion in annual health care costs in New York. Yet
New York has slashed its tobacco control budget from $85.5 million in FY 2007 – 08 to
$41.4 million in FY 2012 - 13. New York has fallen from 5
th
to 20
th
among states in per
capita spending on tobacco control. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
recommends that New York spend $254 million annually on anti-tobacco efforts. The
money exists to support this program in the form of more than $2 billion in revenues each
year from tobacco taxes and payments from the states’ lawsuit against the tobacco
companies.

• Enact legislation (A.288a/S.5008) restricting the sale of flavored tobacco products to
stores not accessible by minors. Federal law prohibits the use of flavors other than
menthol in cigarettes, but other tobacco products, including snuff and cigars are
exempted. Manufacturers of snuff and cigars have long regarded flavored merchandise
as “starter” products from which teenage experimenters will “graduate” to adult brands.
An important function of flavorings is to mask from young users the harsh, toxic
properties of tobacco smoke and spit tobacco.

• Help prevent kids from getting skin cancer by banning minors from using indoor
tanning facilities. Thousands of New Yorkers are diagnosed each year with the deadliest
form of skin cancer – melanoma (an estimated 3,750 in 2011). Unfortunately, hundreds
die each year (an estimated 440). While this report does not examine melanoma in detail,
the latest scientific research has documented that the use of indoor tanning increases the
risk of melanoma and other skin cancers, the incidence of which is increasing rapidly in
New York. New York law should ban all minors up to the age of 18 from using indoor
tanning booths.

• Reverse the obesity epidemic. Increasingly, scientific evidence is linking poor nutrition,
a sedentary lifestyle and consequent obesity with increased risk of several kinds of
cancer. Policymakers should promote policies designed to increase access to healthy
foods (fresh vegetables, fruits, etc.), particularly among poor communities, and create
incentives to encourage increased physical activity among New Yorkers (walkable
neighborhoods, alternative transportation arrangements, bike-lanes, etc.).

Recommendation: Enhance early detection of cancer.
• Continue to provide adequate funding for the New York State Cancer Services
Program. Uninsured and underinsured New Yorkers have nowhere to turn to get
potentially life-saving breast, cervical and colon cancer screenings other than this
important program.
3 | P a g e


Recommendations: Policies to Prevent Cancer
• Reverse the decline in funding and prevent lung and other smoking-related cancers
by adequately supporting the New York State Tobacco Control Program. Lung
cancer is the number one cancer killer with the vast majority of cases caused by smoking.
Smoking also causes cancer of the oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, pancreas, bladder and
kidney. Smoking accounts for at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths. Additionally,
tobacco is estimated to cause $8.17 billion in annual health care costs in New York. Yet
New York has slashed its tobacco control budget from $85.5 million in FY 2007 – 08 to
$41.4 million in FY 2012 - 13. New York has fallen from 5
th
to 20
th
among states in per
capita spending on tobacco control. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
recommends that New York spend $254 million annually on anti-tobacco efforts. The
money exists to support this program in the form of more than $2 billion in revenues each
year from tobacco taxes and payments from the states’ lawsuit against the tobacco
companies.

• Enact legislation (A.288a/S.5008) restricting the sale of flavored tobacco products to
stores not accessible by minors. Federal law prohibits the use of flavors other than
menthol in cigarettes, but other tobacco products, including snuff and cigars are
exempted. Manufacturers of snuff and cigars have long regarded flavored merchandise
as “starter” products from which teenage experimenters will “graduate” to adult brands.
An important function of flavorings is to mask from young users the harsh, toxic
properties of tobacco smoke and spit tobacco.

• Help prevent kids from getting skin cancer by banning minors from using indoor
tanning facilities. Thousands of New Yorkers are diagnosed each year with the deadliest
form of skin cancer – melanoma (an estimated 3,750 in 2011). Unfortunately, hundreds
die each year (an estimated 440). While this report does not examine melanoma in detail,
the latest scientific research has documented that the use of indoor tanning increases the
risk of melanoma and other skin cancers, the incidence of which is increasing rapidly in
New York. New York law should ban all minors up to the age of 18 from using indoor
tanning booths.

• Reverse the obesity epidemic. Increasingly, scientific evidence is linking poor nutrition,
a sedentary lifestyle and consequent obesity with increased risk of several kinds of
cancer. Policymakers should promote policies designed to increase access to healthy
foods (fresh vegetables, fruits, etc.), particularly among poor communities, and create
incentives to encourage increased physical activity among New Yorkers (walkable
neighborhoods, alternative transportation arrangements, bike-lanes, etc.).

Recommendation: Enhance early detection of cancer.
• Continue to provide adequate funding for the New York State Cancer Services
Program. Uninsured and underinsured New Yorkers have nowhere to turn to get
potentially life-saving breast, cervical and colon cancer screenings other than this
important program.
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Recommendation: Ease the economic toll from cancer.
• Help ensure that cancer patients – and other New Yorkers – have access to adequate
health insurance coverage. Nearly three million New Yorkers lack health insurance.
For those with life-threatening illnesses, lack of coverage can be deadly. As mandated by
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, states have begun to create health
insurance exchanges that would pool the risk of the uninsured and small businesses and
negotiate with insurers to offer affordable, high quality coverage. These states are
modeling their programs on the exchange pioneered by Massachusetts. The federal
government will fund the states’ costs of creating these exchanges. Governor Cuomo has
taken the first step toward covering the uninsured with the Executive Order creating New
York’s exchange. In order to ensure its long-term stability, policymakers should codify
its creation.

Medicaid provides vitally important health care services to more than 93,000 New
Yorkers with cancer, more than half of them below age 65.
1
Reducing benefits and
increasing out-of-pocket costs can affect patients’ ability to get needed care.
Recommendations: Improve cancer patients’ quality of life.
• Palliative care and pain management. Promoting quality of life and preventing
suffering for every patient, in every care setting, and for every type of illness, particularly
chronic diseases, are essential aspects of delivering high quality, patient-centered care.
Today’s health system often falls short in addressing pain, physical symptoms, emotional
concerns, and other chronic care needs. These needs increasingly are the norm for cancer
patients, and their caregivers. Quality of life needs can now span over many years, or
even decades.

Although the reasons for inadequate management of quality of life issues among the
seriously ill are many, most stem from a medical culture focused on curing individual
diseases and a system that is designed to reimburse disease-specific care.

• Support enhanced education of health care providers about the benefits, dangers
and proper use of pain medication. State policymakers and professional societies
should adopt and disseminate guidelines encouraging proper pain management. Proper
management means ensuring that pain medications are available to patients who need
them while keeping those medications away from those who intend to misuse them. Pain
management is an essential part of medical practice and patient quality of life. Policy and
practice barriers should not stand in the way of effective pain control.

1
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association, American Lung Association,
Families USA, Medicaid’s Impact in New York, 2011, available at www.familiesusa.org.
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Recommendation: Ease the economic toll from cancer.
• Help ensure that cancer patients – and other New Yorkers – have access to adequate
health insurance coverage. Nearly three million New Yorkers lack health insurance.
For those with life-threatening illnesses, lack of coverage can be deadly. As mandated by
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, states have begun to create health
insurance exchanges that would pool the risk of the uninsured and small businesses and
negotiate with insurers to offer affordable, high quality coverage. These states are
modeling their programs on the exchange pioneered by Massachusetts. The federal
government will fund the states’ costs of creating these exchanges. Governor Cuomo has
taken the first step toward covering the uninsured with the Executive Order creating New
York’s exchange. In order to ensure its long-term stability, policymakers should codify
its creation.

Medicaid provides vitally important health care services to more than 93,000 New
Yorkers with cancer, more than half of them below age 65.
1
Reducing benefits and
increasing out-of-pocket costs can affect patients’ ability to get needed care.
Recommendations: Improve cancer patients’ quality of life.
• Palliative care and pain management. Promoting quality of life and preventing
suffering for every patient, in every care setting, and for every type of illness, particularly
chronic diseases, are essential aspects of delivering high quality, patient-centered care.
Today’s health system often falls short in addressing pain, physical symptoms, emotional
concerns, and other chronic care needs. These needs increasingly are the norm for cancer
patients, and their caregivers. Quality of life needs can now span over many years, or
even decades.

Although the reasons for inadequate management of quality of life issues among the
seriously ill are many, most stem from a medical culture focused on curing individual
diseases and a system that is designed to reimburse disease-specific care.

• Support enhanced education of health care providers about the benefits, dangers
and proper use of pain medication. State policymakers and professional societies
should adopt and disseminate guidelines encouraging proper pain management. Proper
management means ensuring that pain medications are available to patients who need
them while keeping those medications away from those who intend to misuse them. Pain
management is an essential part of medical practice and patient quality of life. Policy and
practice barriers should not stand in the way of effective pain control.

1
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association, American Lung Association,
Families USA, Medicaid’s Impact in New York, 2011, available at www.familiesusa.org.
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Recommendation: Ease the economic toll from cancer.
• Help ensure that cancer patients – and other New Yorkers – have access to adequate
health insurance coverage. Nearly three million New Yorkers lack health insurance.
For those with life-threatening illnesses, lack of coverage can be deadly. As mandated by
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, states have begun to create health
insurance exchanges that would pool the risk of the uninsured and small businesses and
negotiate with insurers to offer affordable, high quality coverage. These states are
modeling their programs on the exchange pioneered by Massachusetts. The federal
government will fund the states’ costs of creating these exchanges. Governor Cuomo has
taken the first step toward covering the uninsured with the Executive Order creating New
York’s exchange. In order to ensure its long-term stability, policymakers should codify
its creation.

Medicaid provides vitally important health care services to more than 93,000 New
Yorkers with cancer, more than half of them below age 65.
1
Reducing benefits and
increasing out-of-pocket costs can affect patients’ ability to get needed care.
Recommendations: Improve cancer patients’ quality of life.
• Palliative care and pain management. Promoting quality of life and preventing
suffering for every patient, in every care setting, and for every type of illness, particularly
chronic diseases, are essential aspects of delivering high quality, patient-centered care.
Today’s health system often falls short in addressing pain, physical symptoms, emotional
concerns, and other chronic care needs. These needs increasingly are the norm for cancer
patients, and their caregivers. Quality of life needs can now span over many years, or
even decades.

Although the reasons for inadequate management of quality of life issues among the
seriously ill are many, most stem from a medical culture focused on curing individual
diseases and a system that is designed to reimburse disease-specific care.

• Support enhanced education of health care providers about the benefits, dangers
and proper use of pain medication. State policymakers and professional societies
should adopt and disseminate guidelines encouraging proper pain management. Proper
management means ensuring that pain medications are available to patients who need
them while keeping those medications away from those who intend to misuse them. Pain
management is an essential part of medical practice and patient quality of life. Policy and
practice barriers should not stand in the way of effective pain control.

1
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association, American Lung Association,
Families USA, Medicaid’s Impact in New York, 2011, available at www.familiesusa.org.
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Recommendation: Ease the economic toll from cancer.
• Help ensure that cancer patients – and other New Yorkers – have access to adequate
health insurance coverage. Nearly three million New Yorkers lack health insurance.
For those with life-threatening illnesses, lack of coverage can be deadly. As mandated by
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, states have begun to create health
insurance exchanges that would pool the risk of the uninsured and small businesses and
negotiate with insurers to offer affordable, high quality coverage. These states are
modeling their programs on the exchange pioneered by Massachusetts. The federal
government will fund the states’ costs of creating these exchanges. Governor Cuomo has
taken the first step toward covering the uninsured with the Executive Order creating New
York’s exchange. In order to ensure its long-term stability, policymakers should codify
its creation.

Medicaid provides vitally important health care services to more than 93,000 New
Yorkers with cancer, more than half of them below age 65.
1
Reducing benefits and
increasing out-of-pocket costs can affect patients’ ability to get needed care.
Recommendations: Improve cancer patients’ quality of life.
• Palliative care and pain management. Promoting quality of life and preventing
suffering for every patient, in every care setting, and for every type of illness, particularly
chronic diseases, are essential aspects of delivering high quality, patient-centered care.
Today’s health system often falls short in addressing pain, physical symptoms, emotional
concerns, and other chronic care needs. These needs increasingly are the norm for cancer
patients, and their caregivers. Quality of life needs can now span over many years, or
even decades.

Although the reasons for inadequate management of quality of life issues among the
seriously ill are many, most stem from a medical culture focused on curing individual
diseases and a system that is designed to reimburse disease-specific care.

• Support enhanced education of health care providers about the benefits, dangers
and proper use of pain medication. State policymakers and professional societies
should adopt and disseminate guidelines encouraging proper pain management. Proper
management means ensuring that pain medications are available to patients who need
them while keeping those medications away from those who intend to misuse them. Pain
management is an essential part of medical practice and patient quality of life. Policy and
practice barriers should not stand in the way of effective pain control.

1
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association, American Lung Association,
Families USA, Medicaid’s Impact in New York, 2011, available at www.familiesusa.org.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
OVERALL CANCER STATISTICS

Cancer takes a devastating toll on New York State. Nationally, one in two men and one in three
women will get a cancer diagnosis in their lifetimes. More than half of all these diagnoses will
occur after the age of 65.
2


Yet while specific issues have been addressed and the New York State Department of Health has
issued a comprehensive cancer plan, there has been too little public discussion of how New York
should comprehensively respond to the cancer problem. This report examines existing public
data and identifies trends that we believe will inform policymakers on how best to reduce the
incidence of cancer and to enhance the quality of life of those suffering from those diseases. Our
goal is to stimulate a comprehensive approach to cancer that reduces its incidence, enhances its
treatment and reduces the pain suffered by cancer patients and their families.

An estimated 107,000 New Yorkers received a cancer diagnosis in 2011 and more than 34,000
died from the disease. A different perspective is that roughly 2,000 New Yorkers are diagnosed
with cancer and 660 individuals die from cancer each week.
3


Four cancer sites represent over half (51.6%) of all new cancer cases and nearly half (45.7%) of
all cancer deaths. They are: cancer of the lung, prostate, breast and colon/rectum.
4


Prostate cancer represents the largest number of cases, while lung cancer (largely the result of
tobacco use) is the biggest killer. Below are the estimated impacts of the 20 most common
cancers in New York State.



2
American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts and Figures, 2011, available at:
http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-029771.pdf.
3
American Cancer Society, Estimated Number of New Cancer Cases and Deaths by State, 2011 Updated.
Analysis does not include non-melanoma skin cancers.
4
Information from American Cancer Society, Estimated Number of New Cancer Cases and Deaths by State, 2011
Updated, calculations by authors.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
OVERALL CANCER STATISTICS

Cancer takes a devastating toll on New York State. Nationally, one in two men and one in three
women will get a cancer diagnosis in their lifetimes. More than half of all these diagnoses will
occur after the age of 65.
2


Yet while specific issues have been addressed and the New York State Department of Health has
issued a comprehensive cancer plan, there has been too little public discussion of how New York
should comprehensively respond to the cancer problem. This report examines existing public
data and identifies trends that we believe will inform policymakers on how best to reduce the
incidence of cancer and to enhance the quality of life of those suffering from those diseases. Our
goal is to stimulate a comprehensive approach to cancer that reduces its incidence, enhances its
treatment and reduces the pain suffered by cancer patients and their families.

An estimated 107,000 New Yorkers received a cancer diagnosis in 2011 and more than 34,000
died from the disease. A different perspective is that roughly 2,000 New Yorkers are diagnosed
with cancer and 660 individuals die from cancer each week.
3


Four cancer sites represent over half (51.6%) of all new cancer cases and nearly half (45.7%) of
all cancer deaths. They are: cancer of the lung, prostate, breast and colon/rectum.
4


Prostate cancer represents the largest number of cases, while lung cancer (largely the result of
tobacco use) is the biggest killer. Below are the estimated impacts of the 20 most common
cancers in New York State.



2
American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts and Figures, 2011, available at:
http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-029771.pdf.
3
American Cancer Society, Estimated Number of New Cancer Cases and Deaths by State, 2011 Updated. Leading
causes are those cancers in which the number of deaths exceeds 800. Analysis does not include non-melanoma skin
cancers.
4
Information from American Cancer Society, Estimated Number of New Cancer Cases and Deaths by State, 2011
Updated, calculations by authors.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
OVERALL CANCER STATISTICS

Cancer takes a devastating toll on New York State. Nationally, one in two men and one in three
women will get a cancer diagnosis in their lifetimes. More than half of all these diagnoses will
occur after the age of 65.
2


Yet while specific issues have been addressed and the New York State Department of Health has
issued a comprehensive cancer plan, there has been too little public discussion of how New York
should comprehensively respond to the cancer problem. This report examines existing public
data and identifies trends that we believe will inform policymakers on how best to reduce the
incidence of cancer and to enhance the quality of life of those suffering from those diseases. Our
goal is to stimulate a comprehensive approach to cancer that reduces its incidence, enhances its
treatment and reduces the pain suffered by cancer patients and their families.

An estimated 107,000 New Yorkers received a cancer diagnosis in 2011 and more than 34,000
died from the disease. A different perspective is that roughly 2,000 New Yorkers are diagnosed
with cancer and 660 individuals die from cancer each week.
3


Four cancer sites represent over half (51.6%) of all new cancer cases and nearly half (45.7%) of
all cancer deaths. They are: cancer of the lung, prostate, breast and colon/rectum.
4


Prostate cancer represents the largest number of cases, while lung cancer (largely the result of
tobacco use) is the biggest killer. Below are the estimated impacts of the 20 most common
cancers in New York State.



2
American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts and Figures, 2011, available at:
http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-029771.pdf.
3
American Cancer Society, Estimated Number of New Cancer Cases and Deaths by State, 2011 Updated.
Analysis does not include non-melanoma skin cancers.
4
Information from American Cancer Society, Estimated Number of New Cancer Cases and Deaths by State, 2011
Updated, calculations by authors.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
OVERALL CANCER STATISTICS

Cancer takes a devastating toll on New York State. Nationally, one in two men and one in three
women will get a cancer diagnosis in their lifetimes. More than half of all these diagnoses will
occur after the age of 65.
2


Yet while specific issues have been addressed and the New York State Department of Health has
issued a comprehensive cancer plan, there has been too little public discussion of how New York
should comprehensively respond to the cancer problem. This report examines existing public
data and identifies trends that we believe will inform policymakers on how best to reduce the
incidence of cancer and to enhance the quality of life of those suffering from those diseases. Our
goal is to stimulate a comprehensive approach to cancer that reduces its incidence, enhances its
treatment and reduces the pain suffered by cancer patients and their families.

An estimated 107,000 New Yorkers received a cancer diagnosis in 2011 and more than 34,000
died from the disease. A different perspective is that roughly 2,000 New Yorkers are diagnosed
with cancer and 660 individuals die from cancer each week.
3


Four cancer sites represent over half (51.6%) of all new cancer cases and nearly half (45.7%) of
all cancer deaths. They are: cancer of the lung, prostate, breast and colon/rectum.
4


Prostate cancer represents the largest number of cases, while lung cancer (largely the result of
tobacco use) is the biggest killer. Below are the estimated impacts of the 20 most common
cancers in New York State.



2
American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts and Figures, 2011, available at:
http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-029771.pdf.
3
American Cancer Society, Estimated Number of New Cancer Cases and Deaths by State, 2011 Updated. Leading
causes are those cancers in which the number of deaths exceeds 800. Analysis does not include non-melanoma skin
cancers.
4
Information from American Cancer Society, Estimated Number of New Cancer Cases and Deaths by State, 2011
Updated, calculations by authors.
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Estimated Numbers of Cancer Cases and Deaths in New York State, 2011
5


Type of Cancer New Cases Deaths
Total, all sites 107,260 34,350
Prostate 15,950 (14.9%) 1,770 (5.2%)
Female Breast 15,710 (14.6%) 2,450 (7.1%)
Lung & Bronchus 14,200 (13.2%) 8,580 (25.0%)
Colon & Rectum 9,480 (8.8%) 2,890 (8.4%)
Urinary Bladder 5,150 (4.8%) 1,020 (3.0%)
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 4,650 (4.3%) 1,470 (4.3%)
Kidney 4,050 (3.8%) 700 (2%)
Melanoma 3,750 (3.5%) 440 (1.3%)
Uterine Corpus 3,670 (3.4%) 690 (2%)
Pancreas 3,180 (3.0%) 2,470 (7.2%)
Leukemia 3,070 (2.9%) 1,350 (3.9%)
Oral Cavity 2,390 (2.2%) 410 (1.2%)
Liver 2,170 (2.0%) 1,310 (3.8%)
Stomach 1,960 (1.9%) 750 (2.2%)
Myeloma 1,620 (1.5%) 610 (1.8%)
Ovary 1,580 (1.5%) 1,000 (2.9%)
Brain and ONS 1,510 (1.4%) 810 (2.4%)
Esophagus 1,140 (1.1%) 930 (2.7%)
Uterine Cervix 960 (>1%) 320 (>1%)
Larynx 800 (>1%) 210 (>1%)

As seen above, lung cancer accounts for 13.2 percent of all cancer cases and 25 percent of all
cancer deaths. The enormous impact of this disease underscores the crucial need for public
policies encouraging the prevention and cessation of tobacco use.

Prostate cancer accounts for 14.9 percent of all cancer cases and 5.2 percent of all cancer deaths.

Female breast cancer accounts for 14.6 percent of all cancer cases and 7.1 percent of all cancer
deaths.

Colorectal cancer accounts for 8.8 percent of all cancer cases and 8.4 percent of all cancer
deaths.

Lung cancer has a higher mortality rate than the other common malignancies and has been less
amenable to therapeutic advances, whereas prostate cancer and breast cancer patients have much
greater chances of surviving their disease.

5
American Cancer Society, Estimated Number of New Cancer Cases and Deaths by State, 2011 Updated. Ranked
in terms of number of cases. Analysis does not include non-melanoma skin cancers.
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Estimated Numbers of Cancer Cases and Deaths in New York State, 2011
5


Type of Cancer New Cases Deaths
Total, all sites 107,260 34,350
Prostate 15,950 (14.9%) 1,770(5.2%)
Female Breast 15,710(14.6%) 2,450 (7.1%)
Lung & Bronchus 14,200 (13.2%) 8,580 (25.0%)
Colon & Rectum 9,480 (8.8%) 2,890 (8.4%)
Urinary Bladder 5,150 (4.8%) 1,020 (3.0%)
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 4,650 (4.3%) 1,470 (4.3%)
Kidney 4,050 (3.8%) 700 (2%)
Melanoma 3,750 (3.5%) 440 (1.3%)
Uterine Corpus 3,670 (3.4%) 690 (2%)
Pancreas 3,180 (3.0%) 2,470 (7.2%)
Leukemia 3,070 (2.9%) 1,350 (3.9%)
Oral Cavity 2,390 (2.2%) 410 (1.2%)
Liver 2,170 (2.0%) 1,310 (3.8%)
Stomach 1,960 (1.9%) 750 (2.2%)
Myeloma 1,620 (1.5%) 610 (1.8%)
Ovary 1,580 (1.5%) 1,000 (2.9%)
Brain and ONS 1,510 (1.4%) 810 (2.4%)
Esophagus 1,140 (1.1%) 930 (2.7%)
Uterine Cervix 960 (>1%) 320 (>1%)
Larynx 800 (>1%) 210 (>1%)

As seen above, lung cancer accounts for 13.2 percent of all cancer cases and 25 percent of all
cancer deaths. The enormous impact of this disease underscores the crucial need for public
policies encouraging the prevention and cessation of tobacco use.

Prostate cancer accounts for 14.9 percent of all cancer cases and 5.2 percent of all cancer deaths.

Female breast cancer accounts for 14.6 percent of all cancer cases and 7.1 percent of all cancer
deaths.

Colorectal cancer accounts for 8.8 percent of all cancer cases and 8.4 percent of all cancer
deaths.

Lung cancer has a higher mortality rate than the other common malignancies and has been less
amenable to therapeutic advances, whereas prostate cancer and breast cancer patients have much
greater chances of surviving their disease.

5
American Cancer Society, Estimated Number of New Cancer Cases and Deaths by State, 2011 Updated. Ranked
in terms of number of cases. Analysis does not include non-melanoma skin cancers.
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Estimated Numbers of Cancer Cases and Deaths in New York State, 2011
5


Type of Cancer New Cases Deaths
Total, all sites 107,260 34,350
Prostate 15,950 (14.9%) 1,770 (5.2%)
Female Breast 15,710 (14.6%) 2,450 (7.1%)
Lung & Bronchus 14,200 (13.2%) 8,580 (25.0%)
Colon & Rectum 9,480 (8.8%) 2,890 (8.4%)
Urinary Bladder 5,150 (4.8%) 1,020 (3.0%)
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 4,650 (4.3%) 1,470 (4.3%)
Kidney 4,050 (3.8%) 700 (2%)
Melanoma 3,750 (3.5%) 440 (1.3%)
Uterine Corpus 3,670 (3.4%) 690 (2%)
Pancreas 3,180 (3.0%) 2,470 (7.2%)
Leukemia 3,070 (2.9%) 1,350 (3.9%)
Oral Cavity 2,390 (2.2%) 410 (1.2%)
Liver 2,170 (2.0%) 1,310 (3.8%)
Stomach 1,960 (1.9%) 750 (2.2%)
Myeloma 1,620 (1.5%) 610 (1.8%)
Ovary 1,580 (1.5%) 1,000 (2.9%)
Brain and ONS 1,510 (1.4%) 810 (2.4%)
Esophagus 1,140 (1.1%) 930 (2.7%)
Uterine Cervix 960 (>1%) 320 (>1%)
Larynx 800 (>1%) 210 (>1%)

As seen above, lung cancer accounts for 13.2 percent of all cancer cases and 25 percent of all
cancer deaths. The enormous impact of this disease underscores the crucial need for public
policies encouraging the prevention and cessation of tobacco use.

Prostate cancer accounts for 14.9 percent of all cancer cases and 5.2 percent of all cancer deaths.

Female breast cancer accounts for 14.6 percent of all cancer cases and 7.1 percent of all cancer
deaths.

Colorectal cancer accounts for 8.8 percent of all cancer cases and 8.4 percent of all cancer
deaths.

Lung cancer has a higher mortality rate than the other common malignancies and has been less
amenable to therapeutic advances, whereas prostate cancer and breast cancer patients have much
greater chances of surviving their disease.

5
American Cancer Society, Estimated Number of New Cancer Cases and Deaths by State, 2011 Updated. Ranked
in terms of number of cases. Analysis does not include non-melanoma skin cancers.
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Estimated Numbers of Cancer Cases and Deaths in New York State, 2011
5


Type of Cancer New Cases Deaths
Total, all sites 107,260 34,350
Prostate 15,950 (14.9%) 1,770(5.2%)
Female Breast 15,710(14.6%) 2,450 (7.1%)
Lung & Bronchus 14,200 (13.2%) 8,580 (25.0%)
Colon & Rectum 9,480 (8.8%) 2,890 (8.4%)
Urinary Bladder 5,150 (4.8%) 1,020 (3.0%)
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 4,650 (4.3%) 1,470 (4.3%)
Kidney 4,050 (3.8%) 700 (2%)
Melanoma 3,750 (3.5%) 440 (1.3%)
Uterine Corpus 3,670 (3.4%) 690 (2%)
Pancreas 3,180 (3.0%) 2,470 (7.2%)
Leukemia 3,070 (2.9%) 1,350 (3.9%)
Oral Cavity 2,390 (2.2%) 410 (1.2%)
Liver 2,170 (2.0%) 1,310 (3.8%)
Stomach 1,960 (1.9%) 750 (2.2%)
Myeloma 1,620 (1.5%) 610 (1.8%)
Ovary 1,580 (1.5%) 1,000 (2.9%)
Brain and ONS 1,510 (1.4%) 810 (2.4%)
Esophagus 1,140 (1.1%) 930 (2.7%)
Uterine Cervix 960 (>1%) 320 (>1%)
Larynx 800 (>1%) 210 (>1%)

As seen above, lung cancer accounts for 13.2 percent of all cancer cases and 25 percent of all
cancer deaths. The enormous impact of this disease underscores the crucial need for public
policies encouraging the prevention and cessation of tobacco use.

Prostate cancer accounts for 14.9 percent of all cancer cases and 5.2 percent of all cancer deaths.

Female breast cancer accounts for 14.6 percent of all cancer cases and 7.1 percent of all cancer
deaths.

Colorectal cancer accounts for 8.8 percent of all cancer cases and 8.4 percent of all cancer
deaths.

Lung cancer has a higher mortality rate than the other common malignancies and has been less
amenable to therapeutic advances, whereas prostate cancer and breast cancer patients have much
greater chances of surviving their disease.

5
American Cancer Society, Estimated Number of New Cancer Cases and Deaths by State, 2011 Updated. Ranked
in terms of number of cases. Analysis does not include non-melanoma skin cancers.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
REGIONAL COMPARISONS

This report examined publicly-available cancer data from the New York State Department of
Health. State law requires that all cancers other than superficial skin cancer be reported to the
New York State Cancer Registry. Data are presented with the number of cases per 100,000
population, and are adjusted for age (more cancer would be expected in an older population).
Data are averaged over a four year period, 2004 - 2008.
6


Care should be taken to avoid over-interpreting findings that show large disparities in
cancer incidence and mortality. Apparent differences may be only random variations not
correctible by standard statistical techniques. These data are based on residence at time of
diagnosis. Cancer may have a long latency period before reaching a clinically detectable
stage, and between the cancer’s initiation and its detection the individual’s residence,
personal behaviors and occupation may have changed.

The chart below provides cancer incidence and mortality rates for the United States, New York
State as a whole, New York City and the balance of the state outside New York City. While
having a higher cancer incidence rate, New York State has a lower cancer mortality rate than the
nation. That lower mortality rate is largely driven by New York City’s significantly lower lung
cancer incidence and mortality rates. New York City’s stunningly lower lung cancer rate drives
down the overall cancer mortality rate of the state. It is likely that this difference is the result of
New York City’s strong public health and tobacco control programs – programs that are a model
for the rest of the state and the nation. Cancer is a more pronounced problem in regions of
the state outside New York City.


6
A more complete explanation of how the data was developed can be found in the “methodology” section later in
the report.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
REGIONAL COMPARISONS

This report examined publicly-available cancer data from the New York State Department of
Health. State law requires that all cancers other than superficial skin cancer be reported to the
New York State Cancer Registry. Data are presented with the number of cases per 100,000
population, and are adjusted for age (more cancer would be expected in an older population).
Data are averaged over a four year period, 2004 - 2008.
6


Care should be taken to avoid over-interpreting findings that show large disparities in
cancer incidence and mortality. Apparent differences may be only random variations not
correctible by standard statistical techniques. These data are based on residence at time of
diagnosis. Cancer may have a long latency period before reaching a clinically detectable
stage, and between the cancer’s initiation and its detection the individual’s residence,
personal behaviors and occupation may have changed.

The chart below provides cancer incidence and mortality rates for the United States, New York
State as a whole, New York City and the balance of the state outside New York City. While
having a higher cancer incidence rate, New York State has a lower cancer mortality rate than the
nation. That lower mortality rate is largely driven by New York City’s significantly lower lung
cancer incidence and mortality rates. New York City’s stunningly lower lung cancer rate drives
down the overall cancer mortality rate of the state. It is likely that this difference is the result of
New York City’s strong public health and tobacco control programs – programs that are a model
for the rest of the state and the nation. Cancer is a more pronounced problem in regions of
the state outside New York City.


6
A more complete explanation of how the data was developed can be found in the “methodology” section later in
the report.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
REGIONAL COMPARISONS

This report examined publicly-available cancer data from the New York State Department of
Health. State law requires that all cancers other than superficial skin cancer be reported to the
New York State Cancer Registry. Data are presented with the number of cases per 100,000
population, and are adjusted for age (more cancer would be expected in an older population).
Data are averaged over a four year period, 2004 - 2008.
6


Care should be taken to avoid over-interpreting findings that show large disparities in
cancer incidence and mortality. Apparent differences may be only random variations not
correctible by standard statistical techniques. These data are based on residence at time of
diagnosis. Cancer may have a long latency period before reaching a clinically detectable
stage, and between the cancer’s initiation and its detection the individual’s residence,
personal behaviors and occupation may have changed.

The chart below provides cancer incidence and mortality rates for the United States, New York
State as a whole, New York City and the balance of the state outside New York City. While
having a higher cancer incidence rate, New York State has a lower cancer mortality rate than the
nation. That lower mortality rate is largely driven by New York City’s significantly lower lung
cancer incidence and mortality rates. New York City’s stunningly lower lung cancer rate drives
down the overall cancer mortality rate of the state. It is likely that this difference is the result of
New York City’s strong public health and tobacco control programs – programs that are a model
for the rest of the state and the nation. Cancer is a more pronounced problem in regions of
the state outside New York City.


6
A more complete explanation of how the data was developed can be found in the “methodology” section later in
the report.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
REGIONAL COMPARISONS

This report examined publicly-available cancer data from the New York State Department of
Health. State law requires that all cancers other than superficial skin cancer be reported to the
New York State Cancer Registry. Data are presented with the number of cases per 100,000
population, and are adjusted for age (more cancer would be expected in an older population).
Data are averaged over a four year period, 2004 - 2008.
6


Care should be taken to avoid over-interpreting findings that show large disparities in
cancer incidence and mortality. Apparent differences may be only random variations not
correctible by standard statistical techniques. These data are based on residence at time of
diagnosis. Cancer may have a long latency period before reaching a clinically detectable
stage, and between the cancer’s initiation and its detection the individual’s residence,
personal behaviors and occupation may have changed.

The chart below provides cancer incidence and mortality rates for the United States, New York
State as a whole, New York City and the balance of the state outside New York City. While
having a higher cancer incidence rate, New York State has a lower cancer mortality rate than the
nation. That lower mortality rate is largely driven by New York City’s significantly lower lung
cancer incidence and mortality rates. New York City’s stunningly lower lung cancer rate drives
down the overall cancer mortality rate of the state. It is likely that this difference is the result of
New York City’s strong public health and tobacco control programs – programs that are a model
for the rest of the state and the nation. Cancer is a more pronounced problem in regions of
the state outside New York City.


6
A more complete explanation of how the data was developed can be found in the “methodology” section later in
the report.
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Annual Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates, 2004-2008
7

(# of cases per 100,000 population)
US NYS Not NYC NYC
All cancer incidence male 541 569.3 598 521.8
All cancer incidence female 411.6 431 460.3 388.8
All cancer mortality male 225.4 202.7 214.3 183.3
All cancer mortality female 155.4 146.2 156.6 130.9
Colorectal incidence male 55 56.7 57.1 56.2
Colorectal incidence female 41 43 43.6 41.9
Colorectal mortality male 21.2 20 19.9 20.2
Colorectal mortality female 14.9 14.3 14.3 14.2
Breast cancer incidence female 124 124.3 133.5 110.9
Breast cancer mortality female 24 22.9 22.8 23
Lung & bronchus incidence male 75.2 77.3 84.3 65.8
Lung & bronchus incidence female 52.3 54.8 64.2 41
Lung & bronchus mortality male 68.8 56.3 62.1 46.9
Lung & bronchus mortality female 40.6 36.2 42.9 26.2
Prostate incidence 156 166.9 172.6 157.2
Prostate mortality 24.7 22.7 22.3 23.4

The following maps more clearly show the differences in cancer incidence and mortality rates
within New York State.

As seen in the map below, the highest overall cancer rates tend to be found in upstate regions of
New York.


7
American Cancer Society, Source: New York State Department of Health, State Cancer Registry, 2011.
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Annual Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates, 2004-2008
7

(# of cases per 100,000 population)
US NYS Not NYC NYC
All cancer incidence male 541 569.3 598 521.8
All cancer incidence female 411.6 431 460.3 388.8
All cancer mortality male 225.4 202.7 214.3 183.3
All cancer mortality female 155.4 146.2 156.6 130.9
Colorectal incidence male 55 56.7 57.1 56.2
Colorectal incidence female 41 43 43.6 41.9
Colorectal mortality male 21.2 20 19.9 20.2
Colorectal mortality female 14.9 14.3 14.3 14.2
Breast cancer incidence female 124 124.3 133.5 110.9
Breast cancer mortality female 24 22.9 22.8 23
Lung & bronchus incidence male 75.2 77.3 84.3 65.8
Lung & bronchus incidence female 52.3 54.8 64.2 41
Lung & bronchus mortality male 68.8 56.3 62.1 46.9
Lung & bronchus mortality female 40.6 36.2 42.9 26.2
Prostate incidence 156 166.9 172.6 157.2
Prostate mortality 24.7 22.7 22.3 23.4

The following maps more clearly show the differences in cancer incidence and mortality rates
within New York State.

As seen in the map below, the highest overall cancer rates tend to be found in upstate regions of
New York.


7
American Cancer Society, Source: New York State Department of Health, State Cancer Registry, 2011.
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Annual Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates, 2004-2008
7

(# of cases per 100,000 population)
US NYS Not NYC NYC
All cancer incidence male 541 569.3 598 521.8
All cancer incidence female 411.6 431 460.3 388.8
All cancer mortality male 225.4 202.7 214.3 183.3
All cancer mortality female 155.4 146.2 156.6 130.9
Colorectal incidence male 55 56.7 57.1 56.2
Colorectal incidence female 41 43 43.6 41.9
Colorectal mortality male 21.2 20 19.9 20.2
Colorectal mortality female 14.9 14.3 14.3 14.2
Breast cancer incidence female 124 124.3 133.5 110.9
Breast cancer mortality female 24 22.9 22.8 23
Lung & bronchus incidence male 75.2 77.3 84.3 65.8
Lung & bronchus incidence female 52.3 54.8 64.2 41
Lung & bronchus mortality male 68.8 56.3 62.1 46.9
Lung & bronchus mortality female 40.6 36.2 42.9 26.2
Prostate incidence 156 166.9 172.6 157.2
Prostate mortality 24.7 22.7 22.3 23.4

The following maps more clearly show the differences in cancer incidence and mortality rates
within New York State.

As seen in the map below, the highest overall cancer rates tend to be found in upstate regions of
New York.


7
American Cancer Society, Source: New York State Department of Health, State Cancer Registry, 2011.
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Annual Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates, 2004-2008
7

(# of cases per 100,000 population)
US NYS Not NYC NYC
All cancer incidence male 541 569.3 598 521.8
All cancer incidence female 411.6 431 460.3 388.8
All cancer mortality male 225.4 202.7 214.3 183.3
All cancer mortality female 155.4 146.2 156.6 130.9
Colorectal incidence male 55 56.7 57.1 56.2
Colorectal incidence female 41 43 43.6 41.9
Colorectal mortality male 21.2 20 19.9 20.2
Colorectal mortality female 14.9 14.3 14.3 14.2
Breast cancer incidence female 124 124.3 133.5 110.9
Breast cancer mortality female 24 22.9 22.8 23
Lung & bronchus incidence male 75.2 77.3 84.3 65.8
Lung & bronchus incidence female 52.3 54.8 64.2 41
Lung & bronchus mortality male 68.8 56.3 62.1 46.9
Lung & bronchus mortality female 40.6 36.2 42.9 26.2
Prostate incidence 156 166.9 172.6 157.2
Prostate mortality 24.7 22.7 22.3 23.4

The following maps more clearly show the differences in cancer incidence and mortality rates
within New York State.

As seen in the map below, the highest overall cancer rates tend to be found in upstate regions of
New York.


7
American Cancer Society, Source: New York State Department of Health, State Cancer Registry, 2011.
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Overall Cancer Incidence Rates by County
Numbers in each county show percent above or below state average

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Overall Cancer Incidence Rates by County
Numbers in each county show percent above or below state average

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Overall Cancer Incidence Rates by County
Numbers in each county show percent above or below state average

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Overall Cancer Incidence Rates by County
Numbers in each county show percent above or below state average

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Overall Cancer Mortality Rates By County
Numbers in each county show percent above or below state average

Given the strong link between tobacco use and lung cancer, we examined county-level smoking
rates.
As seen below, smoking rates – which correlate with lung cancer incidence rates – are much
higher in most upstate counties.

The City of New York (and some of its suburban neighbors) has a long history of aggressively
implementing policies to curb tobacco use. New York City has instituted its own tobacco tax;
led the state in prohibiting smoking in business and public settings; and focused on strong
enforcement of laws that curb children’s access to tobacco products.

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Overall Cancer Mortality Rates By County
Numbers in each county show percent above or below state average

Given the strong link between tobacco use and lung cancer, we examined county-level smoking
rates.
As seen below, smoking rates – which correlate with lung cancer incidence rates – are much
higher in most upstate counties.

The City of New York (and some of its suburban neighbors) has a long history of aggressively
implementing policies to curb tobacco use. New York City has instituted its own tobacco tax;
led the state in prohibiting smoking in business and public settings; and focused on strong
enforcement of laws that curb children’s access to tobacco products.

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Overall Cancer Mortality Rates By County
Numbers in each county show percent above or below state average

Given the strong link between tobacco use and lung cancer, we examined county-level smoking
rates.
As seen below, smoking rates – which correlate with lung cancer incidence rates – are much
higher in most upstate counties.

The City of New York (and some of its suburban neighbors) has a long history of aggressively
implementing policies to curb tobacco use. New York City has instituted its own tobacco tax;
led the state in prohibiting smoking in business and public settings; and focused on strong
enforcement of laws that curb children’s access to tobacco products.

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Overall Cancer Mortality Rates By County
Numbers in each county show percent above or below state average

Given the strong link between tobacco use and lung cancer, we examined county-level smoking
rates.
As seen below, smoking rates – which correlate with lung cancer incidence rates – are much
higher in most upstate counties.

The City of New York (and some of its suburban neighbors) has a long history of aggressively
implementing policies to curb tobacco use. New York City has instituted its own tobacco tax;
led the state in prohibiting smoking in business and public settings; and focused on strong
enforcement of laws that curb children’s access to tobacco products.

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All of these efforts have helped dramatically reduce the smoking rate in the City and helped
reduce lung cancer incidence rates and deaths.

Smoking Rates By County
8


8
New York State Department of Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, 2010.
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All of these efforts have helped dramatically reduce the smoking rate in the City and helped
reduce lung cancer incidence rates and deaths.

Smoking Rates By County
8


8
New York State Department of Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, 2010.
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All of these efforts have helped dramatically reduce the smoking rate in the City and helped
reduce lung cancer incidence rates and deaths.

Smoking Rates By County
8


8
New York State Department of Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, 2010.
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All of these efforts have helped dramatically reduce the smoking rate in the City and helped
reduce lung cancer incidence rates and deaths.

Smoking Rates By County
8


8
New York State Department of Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, 2010.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
COMPARING COUNTIES

Appendix A of this report contains detailed cancer information on each county of New York
State. It is difficult to compare counties given that random variation, due only to chance, in
the number of cancer cases in counties with smaller populations can appear quite large,
especially over a limited time period. Thus, the “confidence interval” of a cancer rate is higher
in counties with smaller populations than in counties with large ones.

However, the State Health Department has made data public which details county cancer rates
and associated confidence intervals. In order to offer some comparisons among counties, this
section uses the data provided by the State Health Department to report on the counties whose
confidence intervals do not overlap with the state average.

Breast Cancer
According to New York State Health Department data,
9
women living in Putnam County have
breast cancer rates that are higher than the state average. By contrast, women living in the
counties of Bronx, Brooklyn, Chenango, and Queens have rates that are below the state average.

Increasing age is the most important risk factor for breast cancer, although the rates reported by
the Department take into account the age of the county’s population. Risk also is increased by a
family history of breast cancer and by inherited genetic mutations occurring in less than one
percent of the general population, though some population groups, such as Ashkenazi Jews, have
an increased prevalence of the mutation. Modifiable risk factors include being overweight or
obese, the use of combined estrogen and progestin hormone therapy and frequent alcohol
consumption.
10


Regional differences in the incidence and mortality rates for breast cancer may be affected most
by variation in access to health care services, in particular mammography.

Colorectal Cancer
A closer look at State Health Department rates for specific cancers comparing men and women
finds differences in the incidence of colorectal cancer among the counties.
11


Men living in the counties of Fulton, Livingston, St. Lawrence, and Wyoming have colorectal
cancer rates higher than the state average. Men living in Manhattan and Queens, on the other
hand, have rates below the state average.

Women residing in Montgomery, Schuyler and Wyoming counties experience the highest rates
of colorectal cancer, while women living in Manhattan, Niagara, Ontario, and Queens have the
lowest.

9
New York State Cancer Registry, see “methodology” section for additional information on use of data.
10
American Cancer Society, “Breast Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/DetailedGuide/breast-cancer-risk-factors.
11
New York State Cancer Registry, see “methodology” section for additional information on use of data.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
COMPARING COUNTIES

Appendix A of this report contains detailed cancer information on each county of New York
State. However, it is difficult to compare counties given that random variation, due only to
chance, in the number of cancer cases in counties with smaller populations can appear quite
large, especially over a limited time period. Thus, the “confidence interval” of a cancer rate is
lower in counties with smaller populations than in counties with large ones.

However, the State Health Department has made data public which details county cancer rates
and associated confidence intervals. In order to offer some comparisons among counties, this
section uses the data provided by the State Health Department to report on the counties whose
confidence intervals do not overlap with the state average.

Breast Cancer
According to New York State Health Department data,
9
women living in Putnam County have
breast cancer rates that are higher than the state average. By contrast, women living in the
counties of Bronx, Brooklyn, Chenango, and Queens have rates that are below the state average.

Increasing age is the most important risk factor for breast cancer, although the rates reported by
the Department take into account the age of the county’s population. Risk also is increased by a
family history of breast cancer and by inherited genetic mutations occurring in less than one
percent of the general population, though some population groups, such as Ashkenazi Jews, have
an increased prevalence of the mutation. Modifiable risk factors include being overweight or
obese, the use of combined estrogen and progestin hormone therapy and frequent alcohol
consumption.
10


Regional differences in the incidence and mortality rates for breast cancer may be affected most
by variation in access to health care services, in particular mammography.

Colorectal Cancer
A closer look at State Health Department rates for specific cancers comparing men and women
finds differences in the incidence of colorectal cancer among the counties.
11


Men living in the counties of Fulton, Livingston, St. Lawrence, and Wyoming have colorectal
cancer rates higher than the state average. Men living in Manhattan and Queens, on the other
hand, have rates below the state average.

Women residing in Montgomery, Schuyler and Wyoming counties experience the highest rates
of colorectal cancer, while women living in Manhattan, Niagara, Ontario, and Queens have the
lowest.

9
New York State Cancer Registry, see “methodology” section for additional information on use of data.
10
American Cancer Society, “Breast Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/DetailedGuide/breast-cancer-risk-factors.
11
New York State Cancer Registry, see “methodology” section for additional information on use of data.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
COMPARING COUNTIES

Appendix A of this report contains detailed cancer information on each county of New York
State. It is difficult to compare counties given that random variation, due only to chance, in
the number of cancer cases in counties with smaller populations can appear quite large,
especially over a limited time period. Thus, the “confidence interval” of a cancer rate is higher
in counties with smaller populations than in counties with large ones.

However, the State Health Department has made data public which details county cancer rates
and associated confidence intervals. In order to offer some comparisons among counties, this
section uses the data provided by the State Health Department to report on the counties whose
confidence intervals do not overlap with the state average.

Breast Cancer
According to New York State Health Department data,
9
women living in Putnam County have
breast cancer rates that are higher than the state average. By contrast, women living in the
counties of Bronx, Brooklyn, Chenango, and Queens have rates that are below the state average.

Increasing age is the most important risk factor for breast cancer, although the rates reported by
the Department take into account the age of the county’s population. Risk also is increased by a
family history of breast cancer and by inherited genetic mutations occurring in less than one
percent of the general population, though some population groups, such as Ashkenazi Jews, have
an increased prevalence of the mutation. Modifiable risk factors include being overweight or
obese, the use of combined estrogen and progestin hormone therapy and frequent alcohol
consumption.
10


Regional differences in the incidence and mortality rates for breast cancer may be affected most
by variation in access to health care services, in particular mammography.

Colorectal Cancer
A closer look at State Health Department rates for specific cancers comparing men and women
finds differences in the incidence of colorectal cancer among the counties.
11


Men living in the counties of Fulton, Livingston, St. Lawrence, and Wyoming have colorectal
cancer rates higher than the state average. Men living in Manhattan and Queens, on the other
hand, have rates below the state average.

Women residing in Montgomery, Schuyler and Wyoming counties experience the highest rates
of colorectal cancer, while women living in Manhattan, Niagara, Ontario, and Queens have the
lowest.

9
New York State Cancer Registry, see “methodology” section for additional information on use of data.
10
American Cancer Society, “Breast Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/DetailedGuide/breast-cancer-risk-factors.
11
New York State Cancer Registry, see “methodology” section for additional information on use of data.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
COMPARING COUNTIES

Appendix A of this report contains detailed cancer information on each county of New York
State. However, it is difficult to compare counties given that random variation, due only to
chance, in the number of cancer cases in counties with smaller populations can appear quite
large, especially over a limited time period. Thus, the “confidence interval” of a cancer rate is
lower in counties with smaller populations than in counties with large ones.

However, the State Health Department has made data public which details county cancer rates
and associated confidence intervals. In order to offer some comparisons among counties, this
section uses the data provided by the State Health Department to report on the counties whose
confidence intervals do not overlap with the state average.

Breast Cancer
According to New York State Health Department data,
9
women living in Putnam County have
breast cancer rates that are higher than the state average. By contrast, women living in the
counties of Bronx, Brooklyn, Chenango, and Queens have rates that are below the state average.

Increasing age is the most important risk factor for breast cancer, although the rates reported by
the Department take into account the age of the county’s population. Risk also is increased by a
family history of breast cancer and by inherited genetic mutations occurring in less than one
percent of the general population, though some population groups, such as Ashkenazi Jews, have
an increased prevalence of the mutation. Modifiable risk factors include being overweight or
obese, the use of combined estrogen and progestin hormone therapy and frequent alcohol
consumption.
10


Regional differences in the incidence and mortality rates for breast cancer may be affected most
by variation in access to health care services, in particular mammography.

Colorectal Cancer
A closer look at State Health Department rates for specific cancers comparing men and women
finds differences in the incidence of colorectal cancer among the counties.
11


Men living in the counties of Fulton, Livingston, St. Lawrence, and Wyoming have colorectal
cancer rates higher than the state average. Men living in Manhattan and Queens, on the other
hand, have rates below the state average.

Women residing in Montgomery, Schuyler and Wyoming counties experience the highest rates
of colorectal cancer, while women living in Manhattan, Niagara, Ontario, and Queens have the
lowest.

9
New York State Cancer Registry, see “methodology” section for additional information on use of data.
10
American Cancer Society, “Breast Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/DetailedGuide/breast-cancer-risk-factors.
11
New York State Cancer Registry, see “methodology” section for additional information on use of data.
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Modifiable risk factors for colon cancer include obesity, a diet high in red or processed meat and
frequent alcohol consumption. Increased blood levels of vitamin D and consumption of milk and
calcium-rich foods may lower risk.
12


Colorectal cancer is preventable. Screenings can result in the detection and removal of
colorectal polyps before they become cancerous, as well as the detection of cancer at an early,
non-invasive stage. As with breast cancer, access to health care services, including screening
and detection services, can affect survival from colon cancer. Screening can lead to reduced
incidence of colon cancer because of increased discovery and removal of potentially pre-
malignant polyps.

Lung Cancer
Men living in the counties of Cayuga, Chemung, Clinton, Cortland, Franklin, Greene, Jefferson,
Niagara, Oswego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Schuyler, Steuben, and Washington have lung
cancer rates higher than the state average. By contrast, men residing in Bronx, Brooklyn,
Manhattan, Nassau, Queens, Rockland, and Westchester have rates below the state average.
13


Women residing in Chemung, Clinton, Fulton, Greene, Jefferson, Madison, Niagara, Oneida,
Onondaga, Oswego, Putnam, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Seneca, Sullivan, Warren, and
Washington experience the highest rates of lung cancer. Women living in Bronx, Brooklyn,
Manhattan, and Queens have the lowest lung cancer rates.

Regional variation is smoking rates, and certain occupational exposures may explain these
differences.

Prostate Cancer
The most prevalent malignancy, prostate cancer, shows the wide variations identified earlier.
Men living in Tompkins County have the highest prostate cancer incidence rate, while men
living the counties of Brooklyn, Delaware, Dutchess, Herkimer, Manhattan, Orleans, Otsego,
Queens, Schenectady, Schoharie, Staten Island, Steuben, and Ulster experience the lowest rates.
14

More than most cancers, variation in prostate cancer incidence rates may be due to differences in
the aggressiveness of detection efforts.

For reasons that are unclear, prostate cancer incidence rates nationally are significantly higher in
Black men than in whites. Incidence rates for prostate cancer increased substantially between
the mid-1980s and mid-1990s, reflecting the wide-spread adoption of screening with the
prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Serious questions have been raised whether early
detection of prostate cancer actually leads to increased survival in large populations.
15



12
American Cancer Society, “Colorectal Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ColonandRectumCancer/DetailedGuide/colorectal-cancer-risk-factors.
13
New York State Cancer Registry, see Methodology section for additional information on use of data.
14
New York State Cancer Registry, see Methodology section for additional information on use of data.
15
American Cancer Society, “Prostate Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ProstateCancer/DetailedGuide/prostate-cancer-detection.
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Modifiable risk factors for colon cancer include obesity, a diet high in red or processed meat and
frequent alcohol consumption. Increased blood levels of vitamin D and consumption of milk and
calcium-rich foods may lower risk.
12


Colorectal cancer is preventable. Screenings can result in the detection and removal of
colorectal polyps before they become cancerous, as well as the detection of cancer at an early,
non-invasive stage. As with breast cancer, access to health care services, including screening
and detection services, can affect survival from colon cancer. Screening can lead to reduced
incidence of colon cancer because of increased discovery and removal of potentially pre-
malignant polyps.

Lung Cancer
Men living in the counties of Cayuga, Chemung, Clinton, Cortland, Franklin, Greene, Jefferson,
Niagara, Oswego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Schuyler, Steuben, and Washington have lung
cancer rates higher than the state average. By contrast, men residing in Bronx, Brooklyn,
Manhattan, Nassau, Queens, Rockland, and Westchester have rates below the state average.
13


Women residing in Chemung, Clinton, Fulton, Greene, Jefferson, Madison, Niagara, Oneida,
Onondaga, Oswego, Putnam, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Seneca, Sullivan, Warren, and
Washington experience the highest rates of lung cancer. Women living in Bronx, Brooklyn,
Manhattan, and Queens have the lowest lung cancer rates.

Regional variation is smoking rates, and certain occupational exposures may explain these
differences.

Prostate Cancer
The most prevalent malignancy, prostate cancer, shows the wide variations identified earlier.
Men living in Tompkins County have the highest prostate cancer incidence rate, while men
living the counties of Brooklyn, Delaware, Dutchess, Herkimer, Manhattan, Orleans, Otsego,
Queens, Schenectady, Schoharie, Staten Island, Steuben, and Ulster experience the lowest rates.
14

More than most cancers, variation in prostate cancer incidence rates may be due to differences in
the aggressiveness of detection efforts.

For reasons that are unclear, prostate cancer incidence rates nationally are significantly higher in
Black men than in whites. Incidence rates for prostate cancer increased substantially between
the mid-1980s and mid-1990s, reflecting the wide-spread adoption of screening with the
prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Serious questions have been raised whether early
detection of prostate cancer actually leads to increased survival in large populations.
15



12
American Cancer Society, “Colorectal Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ColonandRectumCancer/DetailedGuide/colorectal-cancer-risk-factors.
13
New York State Cancer Registry, see Methodology section for additional information on use of data.
14
New York State Cancer Registry, see Methodology section for additional information on use of data.
15
American Cancer Society, “Prostate Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ProstateCancer/DetailedGuide/prostate-cancer-detection.
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Modifiable risk factors for colon cancer include obesity, a diet high in red or processed meat and
frequent alcohol consumption. Increased blood levels of vitamin D and consumption of milk and
calcium-rich foods may lower risk.
12


Colorectal cancer is preventable. Screenings can result in the detection and removal of
colorectal polyps before they become cancerous, as well as the detection of cancer at an early,
non-invasive stage. As with breast cancer, access to health care services, including screening
and detection services, can affect survival from colon cancer. Screening can lead to reduced
incidence of colon cancer because of increased discovery and removal of potentially pre-
malignant polyps.

Lung Cancer
Men living in the counties of Cayuga, Chemung, Clinton, Cortland, Franklin, Greene, Jefferson,
Niagara, Oswego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Schuyler, Steuben, and Washington have lung
cancer rates higher than the state average. By contrast, men residing in Bronx, Brooklyn,
Manhattan, Nassau, Queens, Rockland, and Westchester have rates below the state average.
13


Women residing in Chemung, Clinton, Fulton, Greene, Jefferson, Madison, Niagara, Oneida,
Onondaga, Oswego, Putnam, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Seneca, Sullivan, Warren, and
Washington experience the highest rates of lung cancer. Women living in Bronx, Brooklyn,
Manhattan, and Queens have the lowest lung cancer rates.

Regional variation is smoking rates, and certain occupational exposures may explain these
differences.

Prostate Cancer
The most prevalent malignancy, prostate cancer, shows the wide variations identified earlier.
Men living in Tompkins County have the highest prostate cancer incidence rate, while men
living the counties of Brooklyn, Delaware, Dutchess, Herkimer, Manhattan, Orleans, Otsego,
Queens, Schenectady, Schoharie, Staten Island, Steuben, and Ulster experience the lowest rates.
14

More than most cancers, variation in prostate cancer incidence rates may be due to differences in
the aggressiveness of detection efforts.

For reasons that are unclear, prostate cancer incidence rates nationally are significantly higher in
Black men than in whites. Incidence rates for prostate cancer increased substantially between
the mid-1980s and mid-1990s, reflecting the wide-spread adoption of screening with the
prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Serious questions have been raised whether early
detection of prostate cancer actually leads to increased survival in large populations.
15



12
American Cancer Society, “Colorectal Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ColonandRectumCancer/DetailedGuide/colorectal-cancer-risk-factors.
13
New York State Cancer Registry, see Methodology section for additional information on use of data.
14
New York State Cancer Registry, see Methodology section for additional information on use of data.
15
American Cancer Society, “Prostate Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ProstateCancer/DetailedGuide/prostate-cancer-detection.
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Modifiable risk factors for colon cancer include obesity, a diet high in red or processed meat and
frequent alcohol consumption. Increased blood levels of vitamin D and consumption of milk and
calcium-rich foods may lower risk.
12


Colorectal cancer is preventable. Screenings can result in the detection and removal of
colorectal polyps before they become cancerous, as well as the detection of cancer at an early,
non-invasive stage. As with breast cancer, access to health care services, including screening
and detection services, can affect survival from colon cancer. Screening can lead to reduced
incidence of colon cancer because of increased discovery and removal of potentially pre-
malignant polyps.

Lung Cancer
Men living in the counties of Cayuga, Chemung, Clinton, Cortland, Franklin, Greene, Jefferson,
Niagara, Oswego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Schuyler, Steuben, and Washington have lung
cancer rates higher than the state average. By contrast, men residing in Bronx, Brooklyn,
Manhattan, Nassau, Queens, Rockland, and Westchester have rates below the state average.
13


Women residing in Chemung, Clinton, Fulton, Greene, Jefferson, Madison, Niagara, Oneida,
Onondaga, Oswego, Putnam, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Seneca, Sullivan, Warren, and
Washington experience the highest rates of lung cancer. Women living in Bronx, Brooklyn,
Manhattan, and Queens have the lowest lung cancer rates.

Regional variation is smoking rates, and certain occupational exposures may explain these
differences.

Prostate Cancer
The most prevalent malignancy, prostate cancer, shows the wide variations identified earlier.
Men living in Tompkins County have the highest prostate cancer incidence rate, while men
living the counties of Brooklyn, Delaware, Dutchess, Herkimer, Manhattan, Orleans, Otsego,
Queens, Schenectady, Schoharie, Staten Island, Steuben, and Ulster experience the lowest rates.
14

More than most cancers, variation in prostate cancer incidence rates may be due to differences in
the aggressiveness of detection efforts.

For reasons that are unclear, prostate cancer incidence rates nationally are significantly higher in
Black men than in whites. Incidence rates for prostate cancer increased substantially between
the mid-1980s and mid-1990s, reflecting the wide-spread adoption of screening with the
prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Serious questions have been raised whether early
detection of prostate cancer actually leads to increased survival in large populations.
15



12
American Cancer Society, “Colorectal Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ColonandRectumCancer/DetailedGuide/colorectal-cancer-risk-factors.
13
New York State Cancer Registry, see Methodology section for additional information on use of data.
14
New York State Cancer Registry, see Methodology section for additional information on use of data.
15
American Cancer Society, “Prostate Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ProstateCancer/DetailedGuide/prostate-cancer-detection.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
CANCER RATE DIFFERENCES EXIST WITHIN COUNTIES

The data used in this report did not allow us to do a more detailed examination of cancer rates in
communities within counties, but there is evidence that such differences can exist.

Smoking rates have not declined for the poor and less educated.

New York’s tobacco control program, combined with policy measures including a high tobacco
excise tax and public smoking restrictions, has led to a decline in the rate of tobacco use among
both children and adults. Between 2000 and 2010, the prevalence of smoking among high
school students fell steadily from 27.1 percent to 12.6 percent, a significantly faster rate than
observed in the rest of the country.
16


Similarly, the adult smoking rate in New York has fallen faster than the rest of the U.S.,
dropping from 21.6 percent in 2003 to 15.5 percent in 2010. The decline in smoking has
17

However, a closer look at the data identifies one disturbing trend: The decline in smoking
has not occurred among the poor – those least able to afford the cost of cigarettes and the
consequences of addiction.

Smoking among those with less than a high school education was unchanged between 2000 and
2010, a period during which tobacco use significantly declined among all other groups with more
education. Those with less than a high school education now smoke at a rate three times greater
than that of college graduates.

Adult Prevalence of Smoking by Education, 2000 -2010
18









16
New York State Department of Health. “Smoking among New York high school students continues to
decline,”Stat Shot, V4, No. 1. January 2011.
17
Information from New York State Department of Health, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program.
18
Information from New York State Department of Health, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program.
occurred about equally across all ethnic groups. There is now no significant difference among
New York's major racial/ethnic groups in the adult prevalence of smoking.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
CANCER RATE DIFFERENCES EXIST WITHIN COUNTIES

The data used in this report did not allow us to do a more detailed examination of cancer rates in
communities within counties, but there is evidence that such differences can exist.

Smoking rates have not declined for the poor and less educated.

New York’s tobacco control program, combined with policy measures including a high tobacco
excise tax and public smoking restrictions, has led to a decline in the rate of tobacco use among
both children and adults. Between 2000 and 2010, the prevalence of smoking among high
school students fell steadily from 27.1 percent to 12.6 percent, a significantly faster rate than
observed in the rest of the country.
16


Similarly, the adult smoking rate in New York has fallen faster than the rest of the U.S.,
dropping from 21.6% in 2003 to 15.5% in 2010. The decline in smoking has occurred about
equally across all ethnic groups. There is now no significant difference among New York’s
major racial/ethnic groups in the adult prevalence of smoking.
17


However, a closer look at the data identifies one disturbing trend: The decline in smoking
has not occurred among the poor – those least able to afford the cost of cigarettes and the
consequences of addiction.

Smoking among those with less than a high school education was unchanged between 2000 and
2010, a period during which tobacco use significantly declined among all other groups with more
education. Those with less than a high school education now smoke at a rate three times greater
than that of college graduates.

Adult Prevalence of Smoking by Education, 2000 -2010
18









16
New York State Department of Health. “Smoking among New York high school students continues to
decline,”Stat Shot, V4, No. 1. January 2011.
17
Information from New York State Department of Health, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program.
18
Information from New York State Department of Health, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
CANCER RATE DIFFERENCES EXIST WITHIN COUNTIES

The data used in this report did not allow us to do a more detailed examination of cancer rates in
communities within counties, but there is evidence that such differences can exist.

Smoking rates have not declined for the poor and less educated.

New York’s tobacco control program, combined with policy measures including a high tobacco
excise tax and public smoking restrictions, has led to a decline in the rate of tobacco use among
both children and adults. Between 2000 and 2010, the prevalence of smoking among high
school students fell steadily from 27.1 percent to 12.6 percent, a significantly faster rate than
observed in the rest of the country.
16


Similarly, the adult smoking rate in New York has fallen faster than the rest of the U.S.,
dropping from 21.6 percent in 2003 to 15.5 percent in 2010. The decline in smoking has
17

However, a closer look at the data identifies one disturbing trend: The decline in smoking
has not occurred among the poor – those least able to afford the cost of cigarettes and the
consequences of addiction.

Smoking among those with less than a high school education was unchanged between 2000 and
2010, a period during which tobacco use significantly declined among all other groups with more
education. Those with less than a high school education now smoke at a rate three times greater
than that of college graduates.

Adult Prevalence of Smoking by Education, 2000 -2010
18









16
New York State Department of Health. “Smoking among New York high school students continues to
decline,”Stat Shot, V4, No. 1. January 2011.
17
Information from New York State Department of Health, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program.
18
Information from New York State Department of Health, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program.
occurred about equally across all ethnic groups. There is now no significant difference among
New York's major racial/ethnic groups in the adult prevalence of smoking.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
CANCER RATE DIFFERENCES EXIST WITHIN COUNTIES

The data used in this report did not allow us to do a more detailed examination of cancer rates in
communities within counties, but there is evidence that such differences can exist.

Smoking rates have not declined for the poor and less educated.

New York’s tobacco control program, combined with policy measures including a high tobacco
excise tax and public smoking restrictions, has led to a decline in the rate of tobacco use among
both children and adults. Between 2000 and 2010, the prevalence of smoking among high
school students fell steadily from 27.1 percent to 12.6 percent, a significantly faster rate than
observed in the rest of the country.
16


Similarly, the adult smoking rate in New York has fallen faster than the rest of the U.S.,
dropping from 21.6% in 2003 to 15.5% in 2010. The decline in smoking has occurred about
equally across all ethnic groups. There is now no significant difference among New York’s
major racial/ethnic groups in the adult prevalence of smoking.
17


However, a closer look at the data identifies one disturbing trend: The decline in smoking
has not occurred among the poor – those least able to afford the cost of cigarettes and the
consequences of addiction.

Smoking among those with less than a high school education was unchanged between 2000 and
2010, a period during which tobacco use significantly declined among all other groups with more
education. Those with less than a high school education now smoke at a rate three times greater
than that of college graduates.

Adult Prevalence of Smoking by Education, 2000 -2010
18









16
New York State Department of Health. “Smoking among New York high school students continues to
decline,”Stat Shot, V4, No. 1. January 2011.
17
Information from New York State Department of Health, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program.
18
Information from New York State Department of Health, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program.
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Since 2000, smoking cessation rates have been greater, and smoking prevalence is now lowest,
among New Yorkers with incomes of more than $35,000 a year. Those with incomes below
$25,000 have the highest smoking rates, and smoking prevalence among the very poorest is
practically unchanged in 10 years.

Adult Prevalence of Smoking by Income, 2000 - 2010
19








Among those with household incomes less than $15,000 a year, the smoking rate has not
changed in the past 10 years. According to the latest U.S. Census, more than 13 percent of New
York households have incomes below $15,000.

INCOME AND BENEFITS
20
Total Percent
Total households 7,205,740 100%
Less than $10,000 580,138 8.1%
$10,000 to $14,999 384,225 5.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 718,995 10.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 679,265 9.4%
$35,000 to $49,999 906,907 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 1,250,942 17.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 878,506 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 973,368 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 394,523 5.5%
$200,000 or more 438,871 6.1%

Poorer, less educated individuals live throughout New York. In urban, rural and suburban areas
of the state, low income individuals struggle not only with extremely tight finances, but with the
financial and health consequences of this powerful addiction.

Upstate, rural counties tend to have adult smoking rates higher than the statewide average,
especially the Adirondacks and Central New York, as well as the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region.
All these areas have lower household income and higher rates of poverty than the rest of the

19
Information from New York State Department of Health, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program.
20
U.S. Census Bureau, “Selected Economic Characteristics,” New York. Available at:
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk. Income in inflation-
adjusted dollars.
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Since 2000, smoking cessation rates have been greater, and smoking prevalence is now lowest,
among New Yorkers with incomes of more than $35,000 a year. Those with incomes below
$25,000 have the highest smoking rates, and smoking prevalence among the very poorest is
practically unchanged in 10 years.

Adult Prevalence of Smoking by Income, 2000 - 2010
19








Among those with household incomes less than $15,000 a year, the smoking rate has not
changed in the past 10 years. According to the latest U.S. Census, more than 13 percent of New
York households have incomes below $15,000.

INCOME AND BENEFITS
20
Total Percent
Total households 7,205,740 100%
Less than $10,000 580,138 8.1%
$10,000 to $14,999 384,225 5.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 718,995 10.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 679,265 9.4%
$35,000 to $49,999 906,907 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 1,250,942 17.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 878,506 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 973,368 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 394,523 5.5%
$200,000 or more 438,871 6.1%

Poorer, less educated individuals live throughout New York. In urban, rural and suburban areas
of the state, low income individuals struggle not only with extremely tight finances, but with the
financial and health consequences of this powerful addiction.

Upstate, rural counties tend to have adult smoking rates higher than the statewide average,
especially the Adirondacks and Central New York, as well as the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region.
All these areas have lower household income and higher rates of poverty than the rest of the

19
Information from New York State Department of Health, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program.
20
U.S. Census Bureau, “Selected Economic Characteristics,” New York. Available at:
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk. Income in inflation-
adjusted dollars.
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Since 2000, smoking cessation rates have been greater, and smoking prevalence is now lowest,
among New Yorkers with incomes of more than $35,000 a year. Those with incomes below
$25,000 have the highest smoking rates, and smoking prevalence among the very poorest is
practically unchanged in 10 years.

Adult Prevalence of Smoking by Income, 2000 - 2010
19








Among those with household incomes less than $15,000 a year, the smoking rate has not
changed in the past 10 years. According to the latest U.S. Census, more than 13 percent of New
York households have incomes below $15,000.

INCOME AND BENEFITS
20
Total Percent
Total households 7,205,740 100%
Less than $10,000 580,138 8.1%
$10,000 to $14,999 384,225 5.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 718,995 10.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 679,265 9.4%
$35,000 to $49,999 906,907 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 1,250,942 17.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 878,506 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 973,368 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 394,523 5.5%
$200,000 or more 438,871 6.1%

Poorer, less educated individuals live throughout New York. In urban, rural and suburban areas
of the state, low income individuals struggle not only with extremely tight finances, but with the
financial and health consequences of this powerful addiction.

Upstate, rural counties tend to have adult smoking rates higher than the statewide average,
especially the Adirondacks and Central New York, as well as the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region.
All these areas have lower household income and higher rates of poverty than the rest of the

19
Information from New York State Department of Health, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program.
20
U.S. Census Bureau, “Selected Economic Characteristics,” New York. Available at:
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk. Income in inflation-
adjusted dollars.
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Since 2000, smoking cessation rates have been greater, and smoking prevalence is now lowest,
among New Yorkers with incomes of more than $35,000 a year. Those with incomes below
$25,000 have the highest smoking rates, and smoking prevalence among the very poorest is
practically unchanged in 10 years.

Adult Prevalence of Smoking by Income, 2000 - 2010
19








Among those with household incomes less than $15,000 a year, the smoking rate has not
changed in the past 10 years. According to the latest U.S. Census, more than 13 percent of New
York households have incomes below $15,000.

INCOME AND BENEFITS
20
Total Percent
Total households 7,205,740 100%
Less than $10,000 580,138 8.1%
$10,000 to $14,999 384,225 5.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 718,995 10.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 679,265 9.4%
$35,000 to $49,999 906,907 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 1,250,942 17.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 878,506 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 973,368 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 394,523 5.5%
$200,000 or more 438,871 6.1%

Poorer, less educated individuals live throughout New York. In urban, rural and suburban areas
of the state, low income individuals struggle not only with extremely tight finances, but with the
financial and health consequences of this powerful addiction.

Upstate, rural counties tend to have adult smoking rates higher than the statewide average,
especially the Adirondacks and Central New York, as well as the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region.
All these areas have lower household income and higher rates of poverty than the rest of the

19
Information from New York State Department of Health, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program.
20
U.S. Census Bureau, “Selected Economic Characteristics,” New York. Available at:
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk. Income in inflation-
adjusted dollars.
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state. Studies of stores that sell tobacco have confirmed that tobacco industry marketing
differentially appeals to people with the lowest income and education through point-of-sale
advertising and that there is more in-store tobacco advertising in predominantly racially diverse
and low-income neighborhoods.
21


New York City’s overall smoking rate is nearly 24 percent lower than upstate regions, (13.2%
vs. 17.2%),
22
yet (as seen below) within New York City, certain areas with high poverty rates,
including South Bronx, Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, Central Brooklyn and Rockaway,
have much higher rates than the rest of the New York City.
23


Smoking Rates By Within New York City




Tobacco use and its consequences disproportionately impact the most vulnerable members of our
society. Poor smokers spend a large share of their household income on tobacco products, with
half the cost of a pack of cigarettes going to state government in the form of excise taxes. Yet
they receive little help from the state when they want to quit smoking.

Also, when examining the race and ethnicity of individuals accessing screening services, national
data show that such rates are not uniformly distributed. As seen below, non-whites are less
likely to access colorectal cancer screenings. The most significant disparity is seen among those
lacking health insurance, a group that historically has included large proportions of racial and
ethnic populations.

21
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young
Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on
Smoking and Health, 2012, p 542 – 543.
22
2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
23
New York City Community Health Survey Atlas, 2009.
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state. Studies of stores that sell tobacco have confirmed that tobacco industry marketing
differentially appeals to people with the lowest income and education through point-of-sale
advertising and that there is more in-store tobacco advertising in predominantly racially diverse
and low-income neighborhoods.
21


New York City’s overall smoking rate is nearly 24 percent lower than upstate regions, (13.2%
vs. 17.2%),
22
yet (as seen below) within New York City, certain areas with high poverty rates,
including South Bronx, Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, Central Brooklyn and Rockaway,
have much higher rates than the rest of the New York City.
23


Smoking Rates By Within New York City




Tobacco use and its consequences disproportionately impact the most vulnerable members of our
society. Poor smokers spend a large share of their household income on tobacco products, with
half the cost of a pack of cigarettes going to state government in the form of excise taxes. Yet
they receive little help from the state when they want to quit smoking.

Also, when examining the race and ethnicity of individuals accessing screening services, national
data show that such rates are not uniformly distributed. As seen below, non-whites are less
likely to access colorectal cancer screenings. The most significant disparity is seen among those
lacking health insurance, a group that historically has included large proportions of racial and
ethnic populations.

21
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young
Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on
Smoking and Health, 2012, p 542 – 543.
22
2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
23
New York City Community Health Survey Atlas, 2009.
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state. Studies of stores that sell tobacco have confirmed that tobacco industry marketing
differentially appeals to people with the lowest income and education through point-of-sale
advertising and that there is more in-store tobacco advertising in predominantly racially diverse
and low-income neighborhoods.
21


New York City’s overall smoking rate is nearly 24 percent lower than upstate regions, (13.2%
vs. 17.2%),
22
yet (as seen below) within New York City, certain areas with high poverty rates,
including South Bronx, Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, Central Brooklyn and Rockaway,
have much higher rates than the rest of the New York City.
23


Smoking Rates By Within New York City




Tobacco use and its consequences disproportionately impact the most vulnerable members of our
society. Poor smokers spend a large share of their household income on tobacco products, with
half the cost of a pack of cigarettes going to state government in the form of excise taxes. Yet
they receive little help from the state when they want to quit smoking.

Also, when examining the race and ethnicity of individuals accessing screening services, national
data show that such rates are not uniformly distributed. As seen below, non-whites are less
likely to access colorectal cancer screenings. The most significant disparity is seen among those
lacking health insurance, a group that historically has included large proportions of racial and
ethnic populations.

21
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young
Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on
Smoking and Health, 2012, p 542 – 543.
22
2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
23
New York City Community Health Survey Atlas, 2009.
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state. Studies of stores that sell tobacco have confirmed that tobacco industry marketing
differentially appeals to people with the lowest income and education through point-of-sale
advertising and that there is more in-store tobacco advertising in predominantly racially diverse
and low-income neighborhoods.
21


New York City’s overall smoking rate is nearly 24 percent lower than upstate regions, (13.2%
vs. 17.2%),
22
yet (as seen below) within New York City, certain areas with high poverty rates,
including South Bronx, Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, Central Brooklyn and Rockaway,
have much higher rates than the rest of the New York City.
23


Smoking Rates By Within New York City




Tobacco use and its consequences disproportionately impact the most vulnerable members of our
society. Poor smokers spend a large share of their household income on tobacco products, with
half the cost of a pack of cigarettes going to state government in the form of excise taxes. Yet
they receive little help from the state when they want to quit smoking.

Also, when examining the race and ethnicity of individuals accessing screening services, national
data show that such rates are not uniformly distributed. As seen below, non-whites are less
likely to access colorectal cancer screenings. The most significant disparity is seen among those
lacking health insurance, a group that historically has included large proportions of racial and
ethnic populations.

21
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young
Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on
Smoking and Health, 2012, p 542 – 543.
22
2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
23
New York City Community Health Survey Atlas, 2009.
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Colorectal Screenings in the United States, 2000-2008
By Insurance Status and Race/Ethnicity


In summary, while county data are helpful to policymakers, more detailed analyses show greater
disparities which also must be addressed.
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Colorectal Screenings in the United States, 2000-2008
By Insurance Status and Race/Ethnicity


In summary, while county data are helpful to policymakers, more detailed analyses show greater
disparities which also must be addressed.
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Colorectal Screenings in the United States, 2000-2008
By Insurance Status and Race/Ethnicity


In summary, while county data are helpful to policymakers, more detailed analyses show greater
disparities which also must be addressed.
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Colorectal Screenings in the United States, 2000-2008
By Insurance Status and Race/Ethnicity


In summary, while county data are helpful to policymakers, more detailed analyses show greater
disparities which also must be addressed.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
THE COST OF CANCER

The first question of someone diagnosed with cancer is, “What are my chances of a recovery?”
For many, the cost of treatment also will become a concern, second only to survival. According
to the federal government, cancer is one of the five most costly medical conditions in the United
States, forcing many patients to make decisions about their health based on their personal
finances.
24


While some individuals diagnosed with cancer have meaningful and adequate health insurance to
cover most of the cost of treatment, the uninsured and an increasing number of privately insured
individuals face the prospect of crippling out-of-pocket costs. Financial barriers that delay
treatment for cancer can mean the difference between life and death.

Many cancer patients face high deductibles, copayments, and other cost-sharing requirements,
often compelling them to make difficult decisions in order to make ends meet. One recent
survey found that 25 percent of cancer patients reported using all or most of their savings as a
result of the financial burden of treatment. Even among those with insurance, 22 percent
reported using all or most of their savings. Five percent of insured cancer patients reported
delaying their treatment or deciding not to get care because of cost.
25


Almost a third of cancer patients have out of pocket health care costs totaling 10 percent or more
of their family income and roughly one in nine cancer patients have costs that exceed 20 percent
of family income. As a result of such high costs, 11 percent of individuals with cancer reported
an inability to pay for food/necessities while paying for cancer treatment.
26


Cancer is a physically and emotionally taxing disease for both patients and their families.
Almost 20 percent of families experiencing cancer reported its impact led to someone in the
household to lose a job, change jobs, or work fewer hours.
27
Any of these job changes could
result in the loss of employer-sponsored insurance.

24
United States Department of Health and Human Services, “Fighting Back Against Cancer: Health Insurance
Reform & Cancer in America,” available at: http://www.healthreform.gov/reports/fightingcancer/index.html.
25
Id
26
Id
27
Id
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
THE COST OF CANCER

The first question of someone diagnosed with cancer is, “What are my chances of a recovery?”
For many, the cost of treatment also will become a concern, second only to survival. According
to the federal government, cancer is one of the five most costly medical conditions in the United
States, forcing many patients to make decisions about their health based on their personal
finances.
24


While some individuals diagnosed with cancer have meaningful and adequate health insurance to
cover most of the cost of treatment, the uninsured and an increasing number of privately insured
individuals face the prospect of crippling out-of-pocket costs. Financial barriers that delay
treatment for cancer can mean the difference between life and death.

Many cancer patients face high deductibles, copayments, and other cost-sharing requirements,
often compelling them to make difficult decisions in order to make ends meet. One recent
survey found that 25 percent of cancer patients reported using all or most of their savings as a
result of the financial burden of treatment. Even among those with insurance, 22 percent
reported using all or most of their savings. Five percent of insured cancer patients reported
delaying their treatment or deciding not to get care because of cost.
25


Almost a third of cancer patients have out of pocket health care costs totaling 10 percent or more
of their family income and roughly one in nine cancer patients have costs that exceed 20 percent
of family income. As a result of such high costs, 11 percent of individuals with cancer reported
an inability to pay for food/necessities while paying for cancer treatment.
26


Cancer is a physically and emotionally taxing disease for both patients and their families.
Almost 20 percent of families experiencing cancer reported its impact led to someone in the
household to lose a job, change jobs, or work fewer hours.
27
Any of these job changes could
result in the loss of employer-sponsored insurance.

24
United States Department of Health and Human Services, “Fighting Back Against Cancer: Health Insurance
Reform & Cancer in America,” available at: http://www.healthreform.gov/reports/fightingcancer/index.html.
25
Id
26
Id
27
id
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
THE COST OF CANCER

The first question of someone diagnosed with cancer is, “What are my chances of a recovery?”
For many, the cost of treatment also will become a concern, second only to survival. According
to the federal government, cancer is one of the five most costly medical conditions in the United
States, forcing many patients to make decisions about their health based on their personal
finances.
24


While some individuals diagnosed with cancer have meaningful and adequate health insurance to
cover most of the cost of treatment, the uninsured and an increasing number of privately insured
individuals face the prospect of crippling out-of-pocket costs. Financial barriers that delay
treatment for cancer can mean the difference between life and death.

Many cancer patients face high deductibles, copayments, and other cost-sharing requirements,
often compelling them to make difficult decisions in order to make ends meet. One recent
survey found that 25 percent of cancer patients reported using all or most of their savings as a
result of the financial burden of treatment. Even among those with insurance, 22 percent
reported using all or most of their savings. Five percent of insured cancer patients reported
delaying their treatment or deciding not to get care because of cost.
25


Almost a third of cancer patients have out of pocket health care costs totaling 10 percent or more
of their family income and roughly one in nine cancer patients have costs that exceed 20 percent
of family income. As a result of such high costs, 11 percent of individuals with cancer reported
an inability to pay for food/necessities while paying for cancer treatment.
26


Cancer is a physically and emotionally taxing disease for both patients and their families.
Almost 20 percent of families experiencing cancer reported its impact led to someone in the
household to lose a job, change jobs, or work fewer hours.
27
Any of these job changes could
result in the loss of employer-sponsored insurance.

24
United States Department of Health and Human Services, “Fighting Back Against Cancer: Health Insurance
Reform & Cancer in America,” available at: http://www.healthreform.gov/reports/fightingcancer/index.html.
25
Id
26
Id
27
Id
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
THE COST OF CANCER

The first question of someone diagnosed with cancer is, “What are my chances of a recovery?”
For many, the cost of treatment also will become a concern, second only to survival. According
to the federal government, cancer is one of the five most costly medical conditions in the United
States, forcing many patients to make decisions about their health based on their personal
finances.
24


While some individuals diagnosed with cancer have meaningful and adequate health insurance to
cover most of the cost of treatment, the uninsured and an increasing number of privately insured
individuals face the prospect of crippling out-of-pocket costs. Financial barriers that delay
treatment for cancer can mean the difference between life and death.

Many cancer patients face high deductibles, copayments, and other cost-sharing requirements,
often compelling them to make difficult decisions in order to make ends meet. One recent
survey found that 25 percent of cancer patients reported using all or most of their savings as a
result of the financial burden of treatment. Even among those with insurance, 22 percent
reported using all or most of their savings. Five percent of insured cancer patients reported
delaying their treatment or deciding not to get care because of cost.
25


Almost a third of cancer patients have out of pocket health care costs totaling 10 percent or more
of their family income and roughly one in nine cancer patients have costs that exceed 20 percent
of family income. As a result of such high costs, 11 percent of individuals with cancer reported
an inability to pay for food/necessities while paying for cancer treatment.
26


Cancer is a physically and emotionally taxing disease for both patients and their families.
Almost 20 percent of families experiencing cancer reported its impact led to someone in the
household to lose a job, change jobs, or work fewer hours.
27
Any of these job changes could
result in the loss of employer-sponsored insurance.

24
United States Department of Health and Human Services, “Fighting Back Against Cancer: Health Insurance
Reform & Cancer in America,” available at: http://www.healthreform.gov/reports/fightingcancer/index.html.
25
Id
26
Id
27
id
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
QUALITY OF LIFE

This report raises questions about trends in cancer incidence and mortality that are not easily
answered. What is clear is that many New Yorkers diagnosed with cancer and that part of the
state’s response should be to do what it can to make the experience more tolerable for patients
and their families.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. This type of care is
focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness.
The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists who work with the
patient’s other medical providers to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is
appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided together with
curative treatment.

Today’s health system often falls short in addressing pain, physical symptoms, emotional
concerns, and other chronic care needs. These needs are increasingly the norm for cancer patients
and their caregivers. Quality of life care needs can now span over many years or even decades.

Although the reasons for inadequate quality of life care of the seriously ill are many, most stem
from a medical culture that is focused on curing individual diseases and a health system that is
designed to reimburse disease-specific care.

To help address these shortcomings, hospitals have begun to establish palliative care teams to
improve the quality of health care for our most seriously ill and vulnerable patients.
28


Evidence accumulating over the past decade has consistently demonstrated the benefits of
palliative care in improving quality of life and addressing the harmful effects of pain, symptoms
and emotional distress as well as family caregiver burden, making a clear case for the importance
and value of providing palliative care at the same time patients are provided disease-focused
treatments.

Not only would more extensive use of palliative care help patients, but it would reduce costs.

• A 2010 clinical study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, examined 151
lung cancer patients. The study showed that early palliative care provided alongside

28
Kelley, A., Meier, D., “Palliative Care – A Shifting Paradigm,” New England Journal of Medicine, 363;8 August
19, 2010, p. 781.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
QUALITY OF LIFE

This report raises questions about trends in cancer incidence and mortality that are not easily
answered. What is clear is that many New Yorkers diagnosed with cancer and that part of the
state’s response should be to do what it can to make the experience more tolerable for patients
and their families.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. This type of care is
focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness.
The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists who work with the
patient’s other medical providers to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is
appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided together with
curative treatment.

Today’s health system often falls short in addressing pain, physical symptoms, emotional
concerns, and other chronic care needs. These needs are increasingly the norm for cancer patients
and their caregivers. Quality of life care needs can now span over many years or even decades.

Although the reasons for inadequate quality of life care of the seriously ill are many, most stem
from a medical culture that is focused on curing individual diseases and a health system that is
designed to reimburse disease-specific care.

To help address these shortcomings, hospitals have begun to establish palliative care teams to
improve the quality of health care for our most seriously ill and vulnerable patients.
28


Evidence accumulating over the past decade has consistently demonstrated the benefits of
palliative care in improving quality of life and addressing the harmful effects of pain, symptoms
and emotional distress as well as family caregiver burden, making a clear case for the importance
and value of providing palliative care at the same time patients are provided disease-focused
treatments.

Not only would more extensive use of palliative care help patients, but it would reduce costs.

• A 2010 clinical study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, examined 151
lung cancer patients. The study showed that early palliative care provided alongside

28
Kelley, A., Meier, D., “Palliative Care – A Shifting Paradigm,” New England Journal of Medicine, 363;8 August
19, 2010, p. 781.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
QUALITY OF LIFE

This report raises questions about trends in cancer incidence and mortality that are not easily
answered. What is clear is that many New Yorkers diagnosed with cancer and that part of the
state’s response should be to do what it can to make the experience more tolerable for patients
and their families.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. This type of care is
focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness.
The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists who work with the
patient’s other medical providers to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is
appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided together with
curative treatment.

Today’s health system often falls short in addressing pain, physical symptoms, emotional
concerns, and other chronic care needs. These needs are increasingly the norm for cancer patients
and their caregivers. Quality of life care needs can now span over many years or even decades.

Although the reasons for inadequate quality of life care of the seriously ill are many, most stem
from a medical culture that is focused on curing individual diseases and a health system that is
designed to reimburse disease-specific care.

To help address these shortcomings, hospitals have begun to establish palliative care teams to
improve the quality of health care for our most seriously ill and vulnerable patients.
28


Evidence accumulating over the past decade has consistently demonstrated the benefits of
palliative care in improving quality of life and addressing the harmful effects of pain, symptoms
and emotional distress as well as family caregiver burden, making a clear case for the importance
and value of providing palliative care at the same time patients are provided disease-focused
treatments.

Not only would more extensive use of palliative care help patients, but it would reduce costs.

• A 2010 clinical study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, examined 151
lung cancer patients. The study showed that early palliative care provided alongside

28
Kelley, A., Meier, D., “Palliative Care – A Shifting Paradigm,” New England Journal of Medicine, 363;8 August
19, 2010, p. 781.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
QUALITY OF LIFE

This report raises questions about trends in cancer incidence and mortality that are not easily
answered. What is clear is that many New Yorkers diagnosed with cancer and that part of the
state’s response should be to do what it can to make the experience more tolerable for patients
and their families.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. This type of care is
focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness.
The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists who work with the
patient’s other medical providers to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is
appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided together with
curative treatment.

Today’s health system often falls short in addressing pain, physical symptoms, emotional
concerns, and other chronic care needs. These needs are increasingly the norm for cancer patients
and their caregivers. Quality of life care needs can now span over many years or even decades.

Although the reasons for inadequate quality of life care of the seriously ill are many, most stem
from a medical culture that is focused on curing individual diseases and a health system that is
designed to reimburse disease-specific care.

To help address these shortcomings, hospitals have begun to establish palliative care teams to
improve the quality of health care for our most seriously ill and vulnerable patients.
28


Evidence accumulating over the past decade has consistently demonstrated the benefits of
palliative care in improving quality of life and addressing the harmful effects of pain, symptoms
and emotional distress as well as family caregiver burden, making a clear case for the importance
and value of providing palliative care at the same time patients are provided disease-focused
treatments.

Not only would more extensive use of palliative care help patients, but it would reduce costs.

• A 2010 clinical study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, examined 151
lung cancer patients. The study showed that early palliative care provided alongside

28
Kelley, A., Meier, D., “Palliative Care – A Shifting Paradigm,” New England Journal of Medicine, 363;8 August
19, 2010, p. 781.
20 | P a g e

routine cancer treatment, delivered better patient quality of life and longer patient
survival time.
29

• A 2011 study published in Health Affairs revealed that hospital palliative care teams
created efficiencies that delivered significant cost savings. Patients enrolled in Medicaid
at four New York hospitals benefitting from integrated palliative care team consultations
incurred roughly $7,000 less in hospital costs during a given admission.
30


These studies reveal that patients with chronic illnesses who receive palliative care have reduced
symptoms; they have better quality of life; less pain, shortness of breath, depression and nausea;
and their families are more satisfied with the quality of care.

The provision of palliative care can lead to a more efficient health care system by decreasing
costs without reducing services, while offering better treatments for patients.

29
Temel, J., et al, “Early Palliative Care for Patients with Metastatic Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer,” New England
Journal of Medicine, 363;8, August 19, 2010, p. 733.
30
Morrison, R.J., et al, “Palliative Care Consultation Teams Cut Hospital Costs for Medicaid Beneficiaries,” Health
Affairs, 30, No. 3 (2011): 454-463.
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routine cancer treatment, delivered better patient quality of life and longer patient
survival time.
29

• A 2011 study published in Health Affairs revealed that hospital palliative care teams
created efficiencies that delivered significant cost savings. Patients enrolled in Medicaid
at four New York hospitals benefitting from integrated palliative care team consultations
incurred roughly $7,000 less in hospital costs during a given admission.
30


These studies reveal that patients with chronic illnesses who receive palliative care have reduced
symptoms; they have better quality of life; less pain, shortness of breath, depression and nausea;
and their families are more satisfied with the quality of care.

The provision of palliative care can lead to a more efficient health care system by decreasing
costs without reducing services, while offering better treatments for patients.

29
Temel, j., et al, “Early Palliative Care for Patients with Metastatic non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer,” New England
Journal of Medicine, 363;8, August 19, 2010, p. 733.
30
Morrison, R.J., et al, “Palliative Care Consultation Teams Cut Hospital Costs for Medicaid Beneficiaries,” Health
Affairs, 30, No. 3 (2011): 454-463.
20 | P a g e

routine cancer treatment, delivered better patient quality of life and longer patient
survival time.
29

• A 2011 study published in Health Affairs revealed that hospital palliative care teams
created efficiencies that delivered significant cost savings. Patients enrolled in Medicaid
at four New York hospitals benefitting from integrated palliative care team consultations
incurred roughly $7,000 less in hospital costs during a given admission.
30


These studies reveal that patients with chronic illnesses who receive palliative care have reduced
symptoms; they have better quality of life; less pain, shortness of breath, depression and nausea;
and their families are more satisfied with the quality of care.

The provision of palliative care can lead to a more efficient health care system by decreasing
costs without reducing services, while offering better treatments for patients.

29
Temel, J., et al, “Early Palliative Care for Patients with Metastatic Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer,” New England
Journal of Medicine, 363;8, August 19, 2010, p. 733.
30
Morrison, R.J., et al, “Palliative Care Consultation Teams Cut Hospital Costs for Medicaid Beneficiaries,” Health
Affairs, 30, No. 3 (2011): 454-463.
20 | P a g e

routine cancer treatment, delivered better patient quality of life and longer patient
survival time.
29

• A 2011 study published in Health Affairs revealed that hospital palliative care teams
created efficiencies that delivered significant cost savings. Patients enrolled in Medicaid
at four New York hospitals benefitting from integrated palliative care team consultations
incurred roughly $7,000 less in hospital costs during a given admission.
30


These studies reveal that patients with chronic illnesses who receive palliative care have reduced
symptoms; they have better quality of life; less pain, shortness of breath, depression and nausea;
and their families are more satisfied with the quality of care.

The provision of palliative care can lead to a more efficient health care system by decreasing
costs without reducing services, while offering better treatments for patients.

29
Temel, j., et al, “Early Palliative Care for Patients with Metastatic non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer,” New England
Journal of Medicine, 363;8, August 19, 2010, p. 733.
30
Morrison, R.J., et al, “Palliative Care Consultation Teams Cut Hospital Costs for Medicaid Beneficiaries,” Health
Affairs, 30, No. 3 (2011): 454-463.
21 | P a g e



THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

New York policymakers must take the first steps to help prevent cancer, to help identify it earlier
and to offer real help to those struggling with cancer. Policymaking should be informed by our
scientific understanding of the disease. While for some types of cancer we have enough
knowledge to prescribe at least a partial menu of measures that will help address the disease, for
others it may not be clear what should be done beyond the important steps of ensuring that
everyone has access to affordable quality health care and that the physical and emotional
difficulties that cancer patients experience during treatment are alleviated. Below are key
initiatives that can be taken by the state this year:

• Reverse the decline in funding and prevent lung and other smoking-related cancers
by adequately supporting the New York State Tobacco Control Program. Lung
cancer is the number one cancer killer. And the vast majority of cases are caused by
smoking. Yet New York has slashed its tobacco control budget. Since 2007, state
funding has been cut in half. During that time, New York has dropped from 5
th
to 20
th

among states’ per capita spending on tobacco control.
31
The Center for Disease Control
and Prevention recommends that New York spend $254 million annually.
32
And the
money is there. The state collects over $2 billion in tobacco revenues.
33
The state must
reverse this decline.
Increase tobacco control funding beyond the current $41 Million.

• Enact legislation (A.288a/S.5008) restricting the sale of flavored tobacco products to
stores not accessible by minors. Federal law prohibits the use of flavors other than
menthol in cigarettes, but other tobacco products, including snuff and cigars are
exempted. Manufacturers of snuff and cigars have long regarded flavored merchandise
as “starter” products from which teenage experimenters will “graduate” to adult brands.
An important function of flavorings is to mask from young users the harsh, toxic
properties of tobacco smoke and spit tobacco.
Reduce children’s access to attractive flavored tobacco products, without denying them
to adults, by restricting their sale to adult-only tobacco shops.

• Continue to provide adequate funding for the New York State Cancer Services
Program. Uninsured New Yorkers have nowhere to turn to get potentially life-saving
cancer screenings other than this important program.

31
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, rankings from “A Broken Promise To Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco
Settlement 13 Years Later,” and “A Decade of Broken Promises: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 10 Years
Later.”
32
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control
Programs, Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), October 2007, available at:
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/tobacco_control_programs/stateandcommunity/best_practices.
33
American Cancer Society, Up In Smoke, September, 2011.
Maintain funding for New York State’s Cancer Services Program at $26.7 Million.
21 | P a g e



THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

New York policymakers must take the first steps to help prevent cancer, to help identify it earlier
and to offer real help to those struggling with cancer. Policymaking should be informed by our
scientific understanding of the disease. While for some types of cancer we have enough
knowledge to prescribe at least a partial menu of measures that will help address the disease, for
others it may not be clear what should be done beyond the important steps of ensuring that
everyone has access to affordable quality health care and that the physical and emotional
difficulties that cancer patients experience during treatment are alleviated. Below are key
initiatives that can be taken by the state this year:

• Reverse the decline in funding and prevent lung and other smoking-related cancers
by adequately supporting the New York State Tobacco Control Program. Lung
cancer is the number one cancer killer. And the vast majority of cases are caused by
smoking. Yet New York has slashed its tobacco control budget. Since 2007, state
funding has been cut in half. During that time, New York has dropped from 5
th
to 20
th

among states’ per capita spending on tobacco control.
31
The Center for Disease Control
and Prevention recommends that New York spend $254 million annually.
32
And the
money is there. The state collects over $2 billion in tobacco revenues.
33
The state must
reverse this decline.
Increase tobacco control funding beyond the current $41 Million.

• Enact legislation (A.288a/S.5008) restricting the sale of flavored tobacco products to
stores not accessible by minors. Federal law prohibits the use of flavors other than
menthol in cigarettes, but other tobacco products, including snuff and cigars are
exempted. Manufacturers of snuff and cigars have long regarded flavored merchandise
as “starter” products from which teenage experimenters will “graduate” to adult brands.
An important function of flavorings is to mask from young users the harsh, toxic
properties of tobacco smoke and spit tobacco.
Reduce children’s access to attractive flavored tobacco products, without denying them
to adults, by restricting their sale to adult-only tobacco shops.

• Continue to provide adequate funding for the New York State Cancer Services
Program. Uninsured New Yorkers have nowhere to turn to get potentially life-saving
cancer screenings other than this important program.

31
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, rankings from “A Broken Promise To Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco
Settlement 13 Years Later,” and “A Decade of Broken Promises: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 10 Years
Later.”
32
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control
Programs, Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), October 2007, available at:
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/tobacco_control_programs/stateandcommunity/best_practices.
33
American Cancer Society, Up In Smoke, September, 2011.
Maintain funding for New York State’s Cancer Services Program at $26.7 Million.
21 | P a g e



THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

New York policymakers must take the first steps to help prevent cancer, to help identify it earlier
and to offer real help to those struggling with cancer. Policymaking should be informed by our
scientific understanding of the disease. While for some types of cancer we have enough
knowledge to prescribe at least a partial menu of measures that will help address the disease, for
others it may not be clear what should be done beyond the important steps of ensuring that
everyone has access to affordable quality health care and that the physical and emotional
difficulties that cancer patients experience during treatment are alleviated. Below are key
initiatives that can be taken by the state this year:

• Reverse the decline in funding and prevent lung and other smoking-related cancers
by adequately supporting the New York State Tobacco Control Program. Lung
cancer is the number one cancer killer. And the vast majority of cases are caused by
smoking. Yet New York has slashed its tobacco control budget. Since 2007, state
funding has been cut in half. During that time, New York has dropped from 5
th
to 20
th

among states’ per capita spending on tobacco control.
31
The Center for Disease Control
and Prevention recommends that New York spend $254 million annually.
32
And the
money is there. The state collects over $2 billion in tobacco revenues.
33
The state must
reverse this decline.
Increase tobacco control funding beyond the current $41 Million.

• Enact legislation (A.288a/S.5008) restricting the sale of flavored tobacco products to
stores not accessible by minors. Federal law prohibits the use of flavors other than
menthol in cigarettes, but other tobacco products, including snuff and cigars are
exempted. Manufacturers of snuff and cigars have long regarded flavored merchandise
as “starter” products from which teenage experimenters will “graduate” to adult brands.
An important function of flavorings is to mask from young users the harsh, toxic
properties of tobacco smoke and spit tobacco.
Reduce children’s access to attractive flavored tobacco products, without denying them
to adults, by restricting their sale to adult-only tobacco shops.

• Continue to provide adequate funding for the New York State Cancer Services
Program. Uninsured New Yorkers have nowhere to turn to get potentially life-saving
cancer screenings other than this important program.

31
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, rankings from “A Broken Promise To Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco
Settlement 13 Years Later,” and “A Decade of Broken Promises: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 10 Years
Later.”
32
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control
Programs, Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), October 2007, available at:
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/tobacco_control_programs/stateandcommunity/best_practices.
33
American Cancer Society, Up In Smoke, September, 2011.
Maintain funding for New York State’s Cancer Services Program at $26.7 Million.
21 | P a g e



THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

New York policymakers must take the first steps to help prevent cancer, to help identify it earlier
and to offer real help to those struggling with cancer. Policymaking should be informed by our
scientific understanding of the disease. While for some types of cancer we have enough
knowledge to prescribe at least a partial menu of measures that will help address the disease, for
others it may not be clear what should be done beyond the important steps of ensuring that
everyone has access to affordable quality health care and that the physical and emotional
difficulties that cancer patients experience during treatment are alleviated. Below are key
initiatives that can be taken by the state this year:

• Reverse the decline in funding and prevent lung and other smoking-related cancers
by adequately supporting the New York State Tobacco Control Program. Lung
cancer is the number one cancer killer. And the vast majority of cases are caused by
smoking. Yet New York has slashed its tobacco control budget. Since 2007, state
funding has been cut in half. During that time, New York has dropped from 5
th
to 20
th

among states’ per capita spending on tobacco control.
31
The Center for Disease Control
and Prevention recommends that New York spend $254 million annually.
32
And the
money is there. The state collects over $2 billion in tobacco revenues.
33
The state must
reverse this decline.
Increase tobacco control funding beyond the current $41 Million.

• Enact legislation (A.288a/S.5008) restricting the sale of flavored tobacco products to
stores not accessible by minors. Federal law prohibits the use of flavors other than
menthol in cigarettes, but other tobacco products, including snuff and cigars are
exempted. Manufacturers of snuff and cigars have long regarded flavored merchandise
as “starter” products from which teenage experimenters will “graduate” to adult brands.
An important function of flavorings is to mask from young users the harsh, toxic
properties of tobacco smoke and spit tobacco.
Reduce children’s access to attractive flavored tobacco products, without denying them
to adults, by restricting their sale to adult-only tobacco shops.

• Continue to provide adequate funding for the New York State Cancer Services
Program. Uninsured New Yorkers have nowhere to turn to get potentially life-saving
cancer screenings other than this important program.

31
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, rankings from “A Broken Promise To Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco
Settlement 13 Years Later,” and “A Decade of Broken Promises: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 10 Years
Later.”
32
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control
Programs, Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), October 2007, available at:
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/tobacco_control_programs/stateandcommunity/best_practices.
33
American Cancer Society, Up In Smoke, September, 2011.
Maintain funding for New York State’s Cancer Services Program at $26.7 Million.
22 | P a g e


• Help ensure that cancer patients – and other New Yorkers – have access to adequate
health insurance coverage. Nearly three million New Yorkers lack health insurance.
34

For those with life-threatening illnesses, that lack of coverage can be deadly. As
mandated by the Affordable Care Act, states have begun to create Health Insurance
Exchanges that would pool the risk of the uninsured and small businesses and negotiate
with insurers to offer affordable, high quality coverage. These states are modeling their
programs on the one pioneered by Massachusetts. The federal government will pick up
the states’ costs of creating these exchanges. Governor Cuomo has taken the first step
toward covering the uninsured with the Executive Order creating New York’s health
exchange. However, in order to ensure its long-term stability, policymakers should
codify the creation of the health insurance exchange.

Medicaid provides important health care services to more than 93,000 New Yorkers with
cancer, more than half of them below 65. Reducing benefits and increasing out-of-pocket
costs can affect patient’s ability to get necessary care.
Ensure that cancer patients covered by Medicaid are adequately covered.
• Reverse the obesity epidemic: There is a growing body of scientific evidence linking
poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle with increased cancer risks. Indeed, research
suggests that – outside of tobacco use – such behaviors are a leading cause of cancer
incidence.
Support legislation that promotes healthier diets and encourages a more active lifestyle.

• Pain Management and Palliative care: Promoting quality of life and preventing
suffering for every patient, in every care setting, and for every type of illness, are
essential aspects of delivering high quality and patient-centered care. But today’s health
system often falls short in addressing pain, physical symptoms, emotional concerns, and
other chronic care needs. These concerns are increasingly becoming the norm for more
patients, survivors and their family caregivers facing serious illness like cancer – quality
of life care needs that can now span over many years or even decades.

Although the reasons for inadequate quality of life care of the seriously ill are many, most
stem from a medical culture that is focused on curing individual diseases and a health
system that is designed to reimburse disease-specific care.
Take action to integrate palliative care earlier in the course of illness as an essential
element of providing quality patient-centered care, including, managing physical and
psychosocial symptoms; and ensuring adequate pain treatment knowledge and capacity.

• Support enhanced education of health care providers about the benefits, dangers
and proper use of pain medication. State policymakers and professional societies
should adopt and disseminate guidelines encouraging proper pain management. Proper

34
United States Census Bureau, “Health Insurance,” HIB-4, available at:
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/data/historical/HIB_tables.html.
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• Help ensure that cancer patients – and other New Yorkers – have access to adequate
health insurance coverage. Nearly three million New Yorkers lack health insurance.
34

For those with life-threatening illnesses, that lack of coverage can be deadly. As
mandated by the Affordable Care Act, states have begun to create Health Insurance
Exchanges that would pool the risk of the uninsured and small businesses and negotiate
with insurers to offer affordable, high quality coverage. These states are modeling their
programs on the one pioneered by Massachusetts. The federal government will pick up
the states’ costs of creating these exchanges. Governor Cuomo has taken the first step
toward covering the uninsured with the Executive Order creating New York’s health
exchange. However, in order to ensure its long-term stability, policymakers should
codify the creation of the health insurance exchange.

Medicaid provides important health care services to more than 93,000 New Yorkers with
cancer, more than half of them below 65. Reducing benefits and increasing out-of-pocket
costs can affect patient’s ability to get necessary care.
Ensure that cancer patients covered by Medicaid are adequately covered.
• Reverse the obesity epidemic: There is a growing body of scientific evidence linking
poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle with increased cancer risks. Indeed, research
suggests that – outside of tobacco use – such behaviors are a leading cause of cancer
incidence.
Support legislation that promotes healthier diets and encourages a more active lifestyle.

• Pain Management and Palliative care: Promoting quality of life and preventing
suffering for every patient, in every care setting, and for every type of illness, are
essential aspects of delivering high quality and patient-centered care. But today’s health
system often falls short in addressing pain, physical symptoms, emotional concerns, and
other chronic care needs. These concerns are increasingly becoming the norm for more
patients, survivors and their family caregivers facing serious illness like cancer – quality
of life care needs that can now span over many years or even decades.

Although the reasons for inadequate quality of life care of the seriously ill are many, most
stem from a medical culture that is focused on curing individual diseases and a health
system that is designed to reimburse disease-specific care.
Take action to integrate palliative care earlier in the course of illness as an essential
element of providing quality patient-centered care, including, managing physical and
psychosocial symptoms; and ensuring adequate pain treatment knowledge and capacity.

• Support enhanced education of health care providers about the benefits, dangers
and proper use of pain medication. State policymakers and professional societies
should adopt and disseminate guidelines encouraging proper pain management. Proper

34
United States Census Bureau, “Health Insurance,” HIB-4, available at:
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/data/historical/HIB_tables.html.
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• Help ensure that cancer patients – and other New Yorkers – have access to adequate
health insurance coverage. Nearly three million New Yorkers lack health insurance.
34

For those with life-threatening illnesses, that lack of coverage can be deadly. As
mandated by the Affordable Care Act, states have begun to create Health Insurance
Exchanges that would pool the risk of the uninsured and small businesses and negotiate
with insurers to offer affordable, high quality coverage. These states are modeling their
programs on the one pioneered by Massachusetts. The federal government will pick up
the states’ costs of creating these exchanges. Governor Cuomo has taken the first step
toward covering the uninsured with the Executive Order creating New York’s health
exchange. However, in order to ensure its long-term stability, policymakers should
codify the creation of the health insurance exchange.

Medicaid provides important health care services to more than 93,000 New Yorkers with
cancer, more than half of them below 65. Reducing benefits and increasing out-of-pocket
costs can affect patient’s ability to get necessary care.
Ensure that cancer patients covered by Medicaid are adequately covered.
• Reverse the obesity epidemic: There is a growing body of scientific evidence linking
poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle with increased cancer risks. Indeed, research
suggests that – outside of tobacco use – such behaviors are a leading cause of cancer
incidence.
Support legislation that promotes healthier diets and encourages a more active lifestyle.

• Pain Management and Palliative care: Promoting quality of life and preventing
suffering for every patient, in every care setting, and for every type of illness, are
essential aspects of delivering high quality and patient-centered care. But today’s health
system often falls short in addressing pain, physical symptoms, emotional concerns, and
other chronic care needs. These concerns are increasingly becoming the norm for more
patients, survivors and their family caregivers facing serious illness like cancer – quality
of life care needs that can now span over many years or even decades.

Although the reasons for inadequate quality of life care of the seriously ill are many, most
stem from a medical culture that is focused on curing individual diseases and a health
system that is designed to reimburse disease-specific care.
Take action to integrate palliative care earlier in the course of illness as an essential
element of providing quality patient-centered care, including, managing physical and
psychosocial symptoms; and ensuring adequate pain treatment knowledge and capacity.

• Support enhanced education of health care providers about the benefits, dangers
and proper use of pain medication. State policymakers and professional societies
should adopt and disseminate guidelines encouraging proper pain management. Proper

34
United States Census Bureau, “Health Insurance,” HIB-4, available at:
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/data/historical/HIB_tables.html.
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• Help ensure that cancer patients – and other New Yorkers – have access to adequate
health insurance coverage. Nearly three million New Yorkers lack health insurance.
34

For those with life-threatening illnesses, that lack of coverage can be deadly. As
mandated by the Affordable Care Act, states have begun to create Health Insurance
Exchanges that would pool the risk of the uninsured and small businesses and negotiate
with insurers to offer affordable, high quality coverage. These states are modeling their
programs on the one pioneered by Massachusetts. The federal government will pick up
the states’ costs of creating these exchanges. Governor Cuomo has taken the first step
toward covering the uninsured with the Executive Order creating New York’s health
exchange. However, in order to ensure its long-term stability, policymakers should
codify the creation of the health insurance exchange.

Medicaid provides important health care services to more than 93,000 New Yorkers with
cancer, more than half of them below 65. Reducing benefits and increasing out-of-pocket
costs can affect patient’s ability to get necessary care.
Ensure that cancer patients covered by Medicaid are adequately covered.
• Reverse the obesity epidemic: There is a growing body of scientific evidence linking
poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle with increased cancer risks. Indeed, research
suggests that – outside of tobacco use – such behaviors are a leading cause of cancer
incidence.
Support legislation that promotes healthier diets and encourages a more active lifestyle.

• Pain Management and Palliative care: Promoting quality of life and preventing
suffering for every patient, in every care setting, and for every type of illness, are
essential aspects of delivering high quality and patient-centered care. But today’s health
system often falls short in addressing pain, physical symptoms, emotional concerns, and
other chronic care needs. These concerns are increasingly becoming the norm for more
patients, survivors and their family caregivers facing serious illness like cancer – quality
of life care needs that can now span over many years or even decades.

Although the reasons for inadequate quality of life care of the seriously ill are many, most
stem from a medical culture that is focused on curing individual diseases and a health
system that is designed to reimburse disease-specific care.
Take action to integrate palliative care earlier in the course of illness as an essential
element of providing quality patient-centered care, including, managing physical and
psychosocial symptoms; and ensuring adequate pain treatment knowledge and capacity.

• Support enhanced education of health care providers about the benefits, dangers
and proper use of pain medication. State policymakers and professional societies
should adopt and disseminate guidelines encouraging proper pain management. Proper

34
United States Census Bureau, “Health Insurance,” HIB-4, available at:
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/data/historical/HIB_tables.html.
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management means ensuring that pain medications are available to patients who need
them while keeping those medications away from those who intend to misuse them. Pain
management is an essential part of medical practice and patient quality of life. Policy and
practice barriers should not stand in the way of effective pain control.

• Help prevent kids from getting skin cancer by banning minors from using indoor
tanning facilities. Thousands of New Yorkers are diagnosed with the deadliest form of
skin cancer – melanoma. Unfortunately, hundreds die each year. While this report does
not examine melanoma in detail, the incidence of skin cancers, and in its deadliest form
melanoma, is rapidly growing. The latest scientific research has documented the extreme
health dangers of using tanning beds. Ban use of indoor tanning beds for minors (under 18)
in New York.
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management means ensuring that pain medications are available to patients who need
them while keeping those medications away from those who intend to misuse them. Pain
management is an essential part of medical practice and patient quality of life. Policy and
practice barriers should not stand in the way of effective pain control.

• Help prevent kids from getting skin cancer by banning minors from using indoor
tanning facilities. Thousands of New Yorkers are diagnosed with the deadliest form of
skin cancer – melanoma. Unfortunately, hundreds die each year. While this report does
not examine melanoma in detail, the incidence of skin cancers, and in its deadliest form
melanoma, is rapidly growing. The latest scientific research has documented the extreme
health dangers of using tanning beds. Ban use of indoor tanning beds for minors (under 18)
in New York.
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management means ensuring that pain medications are available to patients who need
them while keeping those medications away from those who intend to misuse them. Pain
management is an essential part of medical practice and patient quality of life. Policy and
practice barriers should not stand in the way of effective pain control.

• Help prevent kids from getting skin cancer by banning minors from using indoor
tanning facilities. Thousands of New Yorkers are diagnosed with the deadliest form of
skin cancer – melanoma. Unfortunately, hundreds die each year. While this report does
not examine melanoma in detail, the incidence of skin cancers, and in its deadliest form
melanoma, is rapidly growing. The latest scientific research has documented the extreme
health dangers of using tanning beds. Ban use of indoor tanning beds for minors (under 18)
in New York.
23 | P a g e

management means ensuring that pain medications are available to patients who need
them while keeping those medications away from those who intend to misuse them. Pain
management is an essential part of medical practice and patient quality of life. Policy and
practice barriers should not stand in the way of effective pain control.

• Help prevent kids from getting skin cancer by banning minors from using indoor
tanning facilities. Thousands of New Yorkers are diagnosed with the deadliest form of
skin cancer – melanoma. Unfortunately, hundreds die each year. While this report does
not examine melanoma in detail, the incidence of skin cancers, and in its deadliest form
melanoma, is rapidly growing. The latest scientific research has documented the extreme
health dangers of using tanning beds. Ban use of indoor tanning beds for minors (under 18)
in New York.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
METHODOLOGY

DATA SOURCE
The data used in the Cancer Burden Profiles are publicly available through the New York State
Cancer Registry (NYSCR). The NYSCR collects data on the anatomic site of tumors, the stage
at diagnosis, the cell type of the cancers and, more recently, some treatment information.
Information from the NYSCR is included below.

WHAT IS THE CANCER REGISTRY USED FOR?
Cancer Registry data are routinely used by programs within the New York State Department of
Health, county and local health departments, patient advocacy groups, public interest groups,
researchers and the public. The data are used for public health planning and evaluation as well
as for research. Because the registry has collected statewide data since 1976, it can be used to
monitor cancer incidence patterns and trends for all areas of New York State.

The cancer registry plays an important role in research to identify the causes of cancer.
Researchers often use the data collected by the cancer registry to identify cancer patients who
could be interviewed about possible exposures they had before they were diagnosed with cancer.
These can be compared to interviews among people without cancer to determine if cancer
patients had different exposures. Researchers can also use registry data to determine whether
groups of people with specific exposures, such as those who work in a particular occupation or
with a particular substance, are more likely to develop cancer than people who do not have these
exposures. Registry data also are linked to other data sources such as hospital discharge files to
evaluate health services.

WHAT DOES THE CANCER REGISTRY DO TO PROTECT PRIVACY?
All information reported to the New York State Cancer Registry is confidential, and strict
procedures are in place to protect patients' privacy. For example, access to registry offices is
restricted. All employees are trained in handling confidential information. State law limits use of
confidential cancer data to research. All research studies involving data with patient identifiers
must be reviewed by the Health Department's Institutional Review Board, which protects rights
of privacy and informed consent. Statistics for areas smaller than the county level are only
released when there are enough cases in the area to guard against revealing confidential
information about individuals.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS THE CANCER DATA?
The cancer registry receives almost 200,000 reports of invasive cancers per year, representing
over 100,000 new tumors. It currently takes about two years beyond the end of each year for
cancer registry data to be available. This time frame is in line with national standards and
consistent with the availability of cancer data from other state registries.



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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
METHODOLOGY

DATA SOURCE
The data used in the Cancer Burden Profiles are publicly available through the New York State
Cancer Registry (NYSCR). The NYSCR collects data on the anatomic site of tumors, the stage
at diagnosis, the cell type of the cancers and, more recently, some treatment information.
Information from the NYSCR is included below.

WHAT IS THE CANCER REGISTRY USED FOR?
Cancer Registry data are routinely used by programs within the New York State Department of
Health, county and local health departments, patient advocacy groups, public interest groups,
researchers and the public. The data are used for public health planning and evaluation as well
as for research. Because the registry has collected statewide data since 1976, it can be used to
monitor cancer incidence patterns and trends for all areas of New York State.

The cancer registry plays an important role in research to identify the causes of cancer.
Researchers often use the data collected by the cancer registry to identify cancer patients who
could be interviewed about possible exposures they had before they were diagnosed with cancer.
These can be compared to interviews among people without cancer to determine if cancer
patients had different exposures. Researchers can also use registry data to determine whether
groups of people with specific exposures, such as those who work in a particular occupation or
with a particular substance, are more likely to develop cancer than people who do not have these
exposures. Registry data also are linked to other data sources such as hospital discharge files to
evaluate health services.

WHAT DOES THE CANCER REGISTRY DO TO PROTECT PRIVACY?
All information reported to the New York State Cancer Registry is confidential, and strict
procedures are in place to protect patients' privacy. For example, access to registry offices is
restricted. All employees are trained in handling confidential information. State law limits use of
confidential cancer data to research. All research studies involving data with patient identifiers
must be reviewed by the Health Department's Institutional Review Board, which protects rights
of privacy and informed consent. Statistics for areas smaller than the county level are only
released when there are enough cases in the area to guard against revealing confidential
information about individuals.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS THE CANCER DATA?
The cancer registry receives almost 200,000 reports of invasive cancers per year, representing
over 100,000 new tumors. It currently takes about two years beyond the end of each year for
cancer registry data to be available. This time frame is in line with national standards and
consistent with the availability of cancer data from other state registries.



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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
METHODOLOGY

DATA SOURCE
The data used in the Cancer Burden Profiles are publicly available through the New York State
Cancer Registry (NYSCR). The NYSCR collects data on the anatomic site of tumors, the stage
at diagnosis, the cell type of the cancers and, more recently, some treatment information.
Information from the NYSCR is included below.

WHAT IS THE CANCER REGISTRY USED FOR?
Cancer Registry data are routinely used by programs within the New York State Department of
Health, county and local health departments, patient advocacy groups, public interest groups,
researchers and the public. The data are used for public health planning and evaluation as well
as for research. Because the registry has collected statewide data since 1976, it can be used to
monitor cancer incidence patterns and trends for all areas of New York State.

The cancer registry plays an important role in research to identify the causes of cancer.
Researchers often use the data collected by the cancer registry to identify cancer patients who
could be interviewed about possible exposures they had before they were diagnosed with cancer.
These can be compared to interviews among people without cancer to determine if cancer
patients had different exposures. Researchers can also use registry data to determine whether
groups of people with specific exposures, such as those who work in a particular occupation or
with a particular substance, are more likely to develop cancer than people who do not have these
exposures. Registry data also are linked to other data sources such as hospital discharge files to
evaluate health services.

WHAT DOES THE CANCER REGISTRY DO TO PROTECT PRIVACY?
All information reported to the New York State Cancer Registry is confidential, and strict
procedures are in place to protect patients' privacy. For example, access to registry offices is
restricted. All employees are trained in handling confidential information. State law limits use of
confidential cancer data to research. All research studies involving data with patient identifiers
must be reviewed by the Health Department's Institutional Review Board, which protects rights
of privacy and informed consent. Statistics for areas smaller than the county level are only
released when there are enough cases in the area to guard against revealing confidential
information about individuals.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS THE CANCER DATA?
The cancer registry receives almost 200,000 reports of invasive cancers per year, representing
over 100,000 new tumors. It currently takes about two years beyond the end of each year for
cancer registry data to be available. This time frame is in line with national standards and
consistent with the availability of cancer data from other state registries.



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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
METHODOLOGY

DATA SOURCE
The data used in the Cancer Burden Profiles are publicly available through the New York State
Cancer Registry (NYSCR). The NYSCR collects data on the anatomic site of tumors, the stage
at diagnosis, the cell type of the cancers and, more recently, some treatment information.
Information from the NYSCR is included below.

WHAT IS THE CANCER REGISTRY USED FOR?
Cancer Registry data are routinely used by programs within the New York State Department of
Health, county and local health departments, patient advocacy groups, public interest groups,
researchers and the public. The data are used for public health planning and evaluation as well
as for research. Because the registry has collected statewide data since 1976, it can be used to
monitor cancer incidence patterns and trends for all areas of New York State.

The cancer registry plays an important role in research to identify the causes of cancer.
Researchers often use the data collected by the cancer registry to identify cancer patients who
could be interviewed about possible exposures they had before they were diagnosed with cancer.
These can be compared to interviews among people without cancer to determine if cancer
patients had different exposures. Researchers can also use registry data to determine whether
groups of people with specific exposures, such as those who work in a particular occupation or
with a particular substance, are more likely to develop cancer than people who do not have these
exposures. Registry data also are linked to other data sources such as hospital discharge files to
evaluate health services.

WHAT DOES THE CANCER REGISTRY DO TO PROTECT PRIVACY?
All information reported to the New York State Cancer Registry is confidential, and strict
procedures are in place to protect patients' privacy. For example, access to registry offices is
restricted. All employees are trained in handling confidential information. State law limits use of
confidential cancer data to research. All research studies involving data with patient identifiers
must be reviewed by the Health Department's Institutional Review Board, which protects rights
of privacy and informed consent. Statistics for areas smaller than the county level are only
released when there are enough cases in the area to guard against revealing confidential
information about individuals.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS THE CANCER DATA?
The cancer registry receives almost 200,000 reports of invasive cancers per year, representing
over 100,000 new tumors. It currently takes about two years beyond the end of each year for
cancer registry data to be available. This time frame is in line with national standards and
consistent with the availability of cancer data from other state registries.



25 | P a g e

WHAT KINDS OF DATA DOES THE CANCER REGISTRY RELEASE?
The NYSCR web site is the primary source for cancer incidence and mortality in New York
State. It provides the number of cancer cases or deaths and the age-adjusted rates by county, site
of cancer and gender for the most recent five-year period. Five years of data are combined
because the number of cases and rates for single years can vary considerably, particularly for
most of the counties outside metropolitan areas and cities. Additional data are also provided on
the New York State Department of Health Internet site (www.health.ny.gov) and in printed
format upon request. This includes detailed data on the number of cancer cases or deaths and
rates by age, race and year of diagnosis, as well as the proportion of cases diagnosed at early
stages. These data are made available for New York State, New York City, New York State
exclusive of New York City, and the New York City Counties. Additional statistics available on
the Health Department Internet site include incidence data for selected New York cities, New
York City Neighborhoods and selected areas of Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester
counties, incidence and mortality for childhood cancers, and estimated prevalence for selected
regions and counties. Users are referred to the SEER program Web site for classification rules
for incidence (ICD-O-3), mortality (ICD-9 and ICD-10) and International Classification of
Childhood Cancers.

As part of the New York State Department of Health's Cancer Surveillance Improvement
Initiative, the New York State Cancer Registry has released data for breast, lung and bronchus,
colorectal and prostate cancers by ZIP Code. These data and more information about this
initiative can be found on the Health Department's Internet site.

The New York State Cancer Registry also releases a public use file for use with the National
Cancer Institute's SEER*Stat program. This file can be found on the Registry's web page
(http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/cancer/registry/).

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF DATA?
Incidence: Incidence data normally tell you how many people are newly diagnosed with cancer
within a given timeframe. These figures are often averaged over a 5-year period to avoid
misinterpreting a one year random fluctuation in the number of new cases as evidence of some
important new trend. By averaging over 5 years, we can be reasonably confident that any changes
that occur over time represent real trends.

Mortality: Mortality data tell us how many people died from cancer within a given timeframe.
These figures also are averaged over five years to ensure statistically relevant findings and
interpretation.

Staging: Since cancers detected at an early stage in development are more treatable than those
diagnosed at a later stage, knowing what proportion of cancers are caught early is very useful.
Along with incidence and mortality data, the state cancer registries track the percentage of all
cases which are diagnosed at an early stage. For example, the New York State Cancer Registry
reported that for the 2004-2008 period, 44% of all cases of colorectal cancer were diagnosed at
an early stage. Since we know that this cancer is highly detectable if people are screened
according to American Cancer Society guidelines, this low early stage detection percentage tells
us that there is great potential for saving lives by catching colorectal cancer earlier.
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WHAT KINDS OF DATA DOES THE CANCER REGISTRY RELEASE?
The NYSCR web site is the primary source for cancer incidence and mortality in New York
State. It provides the number of cancer cases or deaths and the age-adjusted rates by county, site
of cancer and gender for the most recent five-year period. Five years of data are combined
because the number of cases and rates for single years can vary considerably, particularly for
most of the counties outside metropolitan areas and cities. Additional data are also provided on
the New York State Department of Health Internet site (www.health.ny.gov) and in printed
format upon request. This includes detailed data on the number of cancer cases or deaths and
rates by age, race and year of diagnosis, as well as the proportion of cases diagnosed at early
stages. These data are made available for New York State, New York City, New York State
exclusive of New York City, and the New York City Counties. Additional statistics available on
the Health Department Internet site include incidence data for selected New York cities, New
York City Neighborhoods and selected areas of Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester
counties, incidence and mortality for childhood cancers, and estimated prevalence for selected
regions and counties. Users are referred to the SEER program Web site for classification rules
for incidence (ICD-O-3), mortality (ICD-9 and ICD-10) and International Classification of
Childhood Cancers.

As part of the New York State Department of Health's Cancer Surveillance Improvement
Initiative, the New York State Cancer Registry has released data for breast, lung and bronchus,
colorectal and prostate cancers by ZIP Code. These data and more information about this
initiative can be found on the Health Department's Internet site.

The New York State Cancer Registry also releases a public use file for use with the National
Cancer Institute's SEER*Stat program. This file can be found on the Registry's web page
(http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/cancer/registry/).

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF DATA?
Incidence: Incidence data normally tell you how many people are newly diagnosed with cancer
within a given timeframe. These figures are often averaged over a 5-year period to avoid
misinterpreting a one year random fluctuation in the number of new cases as evidence of some
important new trend. By averaging over 5 years, we can be reasonably confident that any changes
that occur over time represent real trends.

Mortality: Mortality data tell us how many people died from cancer within a given timeframe.
These figures also are averaged over five years to ensure statistically relevant findings and
interpretation.

Staging: Since cancers detected at an early stage in development are more treatable than those
diagnosed at a later stage, knowing what proportion of cancers are caught early is very useful.
Along with incidence and mortality data, the state cancer registries track the percentage of all
cases which are diagnosed at an early stage. For example, the New York State Cancer Registry
reported that for the 2004-2008 period, 44% of all cases of colorectal cancer were diagnosed at
an early stage. Since we know that this cancer is highly detectable if people are screened
according to American Cancer Society guidelines, this low early stage detection percentage tells
us that there is great potential for saving lives by catching colorectal cancer earlier.
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WHAT KINDS OF DATA DOES THE CANCER REGISTRY RELEASE?
The NYSCR web site is the primary source for cancer incidence and mortality in New York
State. It provides the number of cancer cases or deaths and the age-adjusted rates by county, site
of cancer and gender for the most recent five-year period. Five years of data are combined
because the number of cases and rates for single years can vary considerably, particularly for
most of the counties outside metropolitan areas and cities. Additional data are also provided on
the New York State Department of Health Internet site (www.health.ny.gov) and in printed
format upon request. This includes detailed data on the number of cancer cases or deaths and
rates by age, race and year of diagnosis, as well as the proportion of cases diagnosed at early
stages. These data are made available for New York State, New York City, New York State
exclusive of New York City, and the New York City Counties. Additional statistics available on
the Health Department Internet site include incidence data for selected New York cities, New
York City Neighborhoods and selected areas of Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester
counties, incidence and mortality for childhood cancers, and estimated prevalence for selected
regions and counties. Users are referred to the SEER program Web site for classification rules
for incidence (ICD-O-3), mortality (ICD-9 and ICD-10) and International Classification of
Childhood Cancers.

As part of the New York State Department of Health's Cancer Surveillance Improvement
Initiative, the New York State Cancer Registry has released data for breast, lung and bronchus,
colorectal and prostate cancers by ZIP Code. These data and more information about this
initiative can be found on the Health Department's Internet site.

The New York State Cancer Registry also releases a public use file for use with the National
Cancer Institute's SEER*Stat program. This file can be found on the Registry's web page
(http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/cancer/registry/).

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF DATA?
Incidence: Incidence data normally tell you how many people are newly diagnosed with cancer
within a given timeframe. These figures are often averaged over a 5-year period to avoid
misinterpreting a one year random fluctuation in the number of new cases as evidence of some
important new trend. By averaging over 5 years, we can be reasonably confident that any changes
that occur over time represent real trends.

Mortality: Mortality data tell us how many people died from cancer within a given timeframe.
These figures also are averaged over five years to ensure statistically relevant findings and
interpretation.

Staging: Since cancers detected at an early stage in development are more treatable than those
diagnosed at a later stage, knowing what proportion of cancers are caught early is very useful.
Along with incidence and mortality data, the state cancer registries track the percentage of all
cases which are diagnosed at an early stage. For example, the New York State Cancer Registry
reported that for the 2004-2008 period, 44% of all cases of colorectal cancer were diagnosed at
an early stage. Since we know that this cancer is highly detectable if people are screened
according to American Cancer Society guidelines, this low early stage detection percentage tells
us that there is great potential for saving lives by catching colorectal cancer earlier.
25 | P a g e

WHAT KINDS OF DATA DOES THE CANCER REGISTRY RELEASE?
The NYSCR web site is the primary source for cancer incidence and mortality in New York
State. It provides the number of cancer cases or deaths and the age-adjusted rates by county, site
of cancer and gender for the most recent five-year period. Five years of data are combined
because the number of cases and rates for single years can vary considerably, particularly for
most of the counties outside metropolitan areas and cities. Additional data are also provided on
the New York State Department of Health Internet site (www.health.ny.gov) and in printed
format upon request. This includes detailed data on the number of cancer cases or deaths and
rates by age, race and year of diagnosis, as well as the proportion of cases diagnosed at early
stages. These data are made available for New York State, New York City, New York State
exclusive of New York City, and the New York City Counties. Additional statistics available on
the Health Department Internet site include incidence data for selected New York cities, New
York City Neighborhoods and selected areas of Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester
counties, incidence and mortality for childhood cancers, and estimated prevalence for selected
regions and counties. Users are referred to the SEER program Web site for classification rules
for incidence (ICD-O-3), mortality (ICD-9 and ICD-10) and International Classification of
Childhood Cancers.

As part of the New York State Department of Health's Cancer Surveillance Improvement
Initiative, the New York State Cancer Registry has released data for breast, lung and bronchus,
colorectal and prostate cancers by ZIP Code. These data and more information about this
initiative can be found on the Health Department's Internet site.

The New York State Cancer Registry also releases a public use file for use with the National
Cancer Institute's SEER*Stat program. This file can be found on the Registry's web page
(http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/cancer/registry/).

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF DATA?
Incidence: Incidence data normally tell you how many people are newly diagnosed with cancer
within a given timeframe. These figures are often averaged over a 5-year period to avoid
misinterpreting a one year random fluctuation in the number of new cases as evidence of some
important new trend. By averaging over 5 years, we can be reasonably confident that any changes
that occur over time represent real trends.

Mortality: Mortality data tell us how many people died from cancer within a given timeframe.
These figures also are averaged over five years to ensure statistically relevant findings and
interpretation.

Staging: Since cancers detected at an early stage in development are more treatable than those
diagnosed at a later stage, knowing what proportion of cancers are caught early is very useful.
Along with incidence and mortality data, the state cancer registries track the percentage of all
cases which are diagnosed at an early stage. For example, the New York State Cancer Registry
reported that for the 2004-2008 period, 44% of all cases of colorectal cancer were diagnosed at
an early stage. Since we know that this cancer is highly detectable if people are screened
according to American Cancer Society guidelines, this low early stage detection percentage tells
us that there is great potential for saving lives by catching colorectal cancer earlier.
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RATES VS. COUNTS
Incidence and mortality data are presented as either counts or rates. Counts are the actual
number of new diagnoses of cancer, or deaths within a given year. Rates are usually presented
as the number of cases or deaths per 100,000 people in the county, state or nation. Rates
therefore are useful in making comparisons across geographic regions or among racial or ethnic
groups of different sizes. As an example, say fictional Jackson County has 400 cases of cancer
diagnosed in a given year and the county population is 200,000. In this case, the incidence count
would be 400, but the incidence rate would be 200 per 100,000 persons. (400 cases divided by
200,000/100,000).

ABOUT AGE ADJUSTED RATES, 95% CONFIDENCE INTERVALS AND UNSTABLE
RATES
What is age adjustment?
Age adjustment is a statistical process applied to rates of disease, death, injuries or other health
outcomes that allows communities with different age structures to be compared.

Why do we do age adjustment?
Cancer is an age-related disease, and typically, the incidence rate of different types of cancer
increases with age. A non-age-adjusted or crude rate does not take account of the age
distribution and cannot be used to compare rates among populations with different age
distributions. Comparisons only can be made after taking into account the different proportions
of the population in each age group. Therefore, only rates adjusted to the same standard
population can be compared to one another.

How is age adjustment done?
Age confounding occurs when the two populations being compared have different age
distributions and the risk of the disease or outcome varies across the age groups. The process of
age adjustment by the direct method changes the amount that each age group contributes to the
overall rate in each community, so that the overall rates are based on the same age structure.
Rates that are based on the same age distribution can be compared to each other without the
presence of confounding by age. Adjustment is accomplished by first multiplying the age-
specific rates of disease by age-specific weights. The weights used in the age adjustment of
cancer data are the proportion of the standard US population within each age group. The
weighted rates are then summed across the age groups to give the age-adjusted rate.

WHY ARE RATES BASED ON FEWER THAN 20 CASES CONSIDERED UNSTABLE?
Annual rates based on fewer than 20 cases or five-year average rates based on fewer than 4 cases
per year are considered unstable because they have a large relative standard error (RSE). The
RSE is the standard error as a percent of the measure itself. For age-adjusted incidence and
mortality rates, the RSE is equal to 1÷ √cases. A RSE of 50 percent indicates that the standard
error is half the size of the rate.

The RSE of an incidence or mortality rate is based on the number of cases or deaths, unlike the
standard error and confidence intervals, which are based on both the number of cases and the
size of the population.
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RATES VS. COUNTS
Incidence and mortality data are presented as either counts or rates. Counts are the actual
number of new diagnoses of cancer, or deaths within a given year. Rates are usually presented
as the number of cases or deaths per 100,000 people in the county, state or nation. Rates
therefore are useful in making comparisons across geographic regions or among racial or ethnic
groups of different sizes. As an example, say fictional Jackson County has 400 cases of cancer
diagnosed in a given year and the county population is 200,000. In this case, the incidence count
would be 400, but the incidence rate would be 200 per 100,000 persons. (400 cases divided by
200,000/100,000).

ABOUT AGE ADJUSTED RATES, 95% CONFIDENCE INTERVALS AND UNSTABLE
RATES
What is age adjustment?
Age adjustment is a statistical process applied to rates of disease, death, injuries or other health
outcomes that allows communities with different age structures to be compared.

Why do we do age adjustment?
Cancer is an age-related disease, and typically, the incidence rate of different types of cancer
increases with age. A non-age-adjusted or crude rate does not take account of the age
distribution and cannot be used to compare rates among populations with different age
distributions. Comparisons only can be made after taking into account the different proportions
of the population in each age group. Therefore, only rates adjusted to the same standard
population can be compared to one another.

How is age adjustment done?
Age confounding occurs when the two populations being compared have different age
distributions and the risk of the disease or outcome varies across the age groups. The process of
age adjustment by the direct method changes the amount that each age group contributes to the
overall rate in each community, so that the overall rates are based on the same age structure.
Rates that are based on the same age distribution can be compared to each other without the
presence of confounding by age. Adjustment is accomplished by first multiplying the age-
specific rates of disease by age-specific weights. The weights used in the age adjustment of
cancer data are the proportion of the standard US population within each age group. The
weighted rates are then summed across the age groups to give the age-adjusted rate.

WHY ARE RATES BASED ON FEWER THAN 20 CASES CONSIDERED UNSTABLE?
Annual rates based on fewer than 20 cases or five-year average rates based on fewer than 4 cases
per year are considered unstable because they have a large relative standard error (RSE). The
RSE is the standard error as a percent of the measure itself. For age-adjusted incidence and
mortality rates, the RSE is equal to 1÷ √cases. A RSE of 50 percent indicates that the standard
error is half the size of the rate.

The RSE of an incidence or mortality rate is based on the number of cases or deaths, unlike the
standard error and confidence intervals, which are based on both the number of cases and the
size of the population.
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RATES VS. COUNTS
Incidence and mortality data are presented as either counts or rates. Counts are the actual
number of new diagnoses of cancer, or deaths within a given year. Rates are usually presented
as the number of cases or deaths per 100,000 people in the county, state or nation. Rates
therefore are useful in making comparisons across geographic regions or among racial or ethnic
groups of different sizes. As an example, say fictional Jackson County has 400 cases of cancer
diagnosed in a given year and the county population is 200,000. In this case, the incidence count
would be 400, but the incidence rate would be 200 per 100,000 persons. (400 cases divided by
200,000/100,000).

ABOUT AGE ADJUSTED RATES, 95% CONFIDENCE INTERVALS AND UNSTABLE
RATES
What is age adjustment?
Age adjustment is a statistical process applied to rates of disease, death, injuries or other health
outcomes that allows communities with different age structures to be compared.

Why do we do age adjustment?
Cancer is an age-related disease, and typically, the incidence rate of different types of cancer
increases with age. A non-age-adjusted or crude rate does not take account of the age
distribution and cannot be used to compare rates among populations with different age
distributions. Comparisons only can be made after taking into account the different proportions
of the population in each age group. Therefore, only rates adjusted to the same standard
population can be compared to one another.

How is age adjustment done?
Age confounding occurs when the two populations being compared have different age
distributions and the risk of the disease or outcome varies across the age groups. The process of
age adjustment by the direct method changes the amount that each age group contributes to the
overall rate in each community, so that the overall rates are based on the same age structure.
Rates that are based on the same age distribution can be compared to each other without the
presence of confounding by age. Adjustment is accomplished by first multiplying the age-
specific rates of disease by age-specific weights. The weights used in the age adjustment of
cancer data are the proportion of the standard US population within each age group. The
weighted rates are then summed across the age groups to give the age-adjusted rate.

WHY ARE RATES BASED ON FEWER THAN 20 CASES CONSIDERED UNSTABLE?
Annual rates based on fewer than 20 cases or five-year average rates based on fewer than 4 cases
per year are considered unstable because they have a large relative standard error (RSE). The
RSE is the standard error as a percent of the measure itself. For age-adjusted incidence and
mortality rates, the RSE is equal to 1÷ √cases. A RSE of 50 percent indicates that the standard
error is half the size of the rate.

The RSE of an incidence or mortality rate is based on the number of cases or deaths, unlike the
standard error and confidence intervals, which are based on both the number of cases and the
size of the population.
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RATES VS. COUNTS
Incidence and mortality data are presented as either counts or rates. Counts are the actual
number of new diagnoses of cancer, or deaths within a given year. Rates are usually presented
as the number of cases or deaths per 100,000 people in the county, state or nation. Rates
therefore are useful in making comparisons across geographic regions or among racial or ethnic
groups of different sizes. As an example, say fictional Jackson County has 400 cases of cancer
diagnosed in a given year and the county population is 200,000. In this case, the incidence count
would be 400, but the incidence rate would be 200 per 100,000 persons. (400 cases divided by
200,000/100,000).

ABOUT AGE ADJUSTED RATES, 95% CONFIDENCE INTERVALS AND UNSTABLE
RATES
What is age adjustment?
Age adjustment is a statistical process applied to rates of disease, death, injuries or other health
outcomes that allows communities with different age structures to be compared.

Why do we do age adjustment?
Cancer is an age-related disease, and typically, the incidence rate of different types of cancer
increases with age. A non-age-adjusted or crude rate does not take account of the age
distribution and cannot be used to compare rates among populations with different age
distributions. Comparisons only can be made after taking into account the different proportions
of the population in each age group. Therefore, only rates adjusted to the same standard
population can be compared to one another.

How is age adjustment done?
Age confounding occurs when the two populations being compared have different age
distributions and the risk of the disease or outcome varies across the age groups. The process of
age adjustment by the direct method changes the amount that each age group contributes to the
overall rate in each community, so that the overall rates are based on the same age structure.
Rates that are based on the same age distribution can be compared to each other without the
presence of confounding by age. Adjustment is accomplished by first multiplying the age-
specific rates of disease by age-specific weights. The weights used in the age adjustment of
cancer data are the proportion of the standard US population within each age group. The
weighted rates are then summed across the age groups to give the age-adjusted rate.

WHY ARE RATES BASED ON FEWER THAN 20 CASES CONSIDERED UNSTABLE?
Annual rates based on fewer than 20 cases or five-year average rates based on fewer than 4 cases
per year are considered unstable because they have a large relative standard error (RSE). The
RSE is the standard error as a percent of the measure itself. For age-adjusted incidence and
mortality rates, the RSE is equal to 1÷ √cases. A RSE of 50 percent indicates that the standard
error is half the size of the rate.

The RSE of an incidence or mortality rate is based on the number of cases or deaths, unlike the
standard error and confidence intervals, which are based on both the number of cases and the
size of the population.
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Examples:
Suppose there are 20 testicular cancer deaths among males in New York State excluding New
York City every year. The rate of testicular cancer deaths is 0.4 per 100,000 males, and the
standard error is 0.09. The relative standard error is 22 percent.

If there are about 20 prostate cancer deaths among males in Orange County every year, the rate is
21.9 deaths per 100,000 males; the standard error is 4.8. Again, the relative standard error is 22
percent.

So, even though the standard error for the testicular cancer rate is much smaller than the standard
error for the prostate cancer rate, both have the same magnitude relative to the rate itself. This
means that when there are only a few cases or deaths, small changes in the number of cases or
deaths have a much bigger effect than small changes in a large number of cases or deaths. In
other words, going from 10 deaths to 20 deaths reduces the RSE from 32 percent to 22 percent,
while going from 60 deaths to 70 deaths reduces the RSE from 13 percent to 12 percent. Hence,
rates based on fewer than 20 deaths, are highly variable and, for that reason, are unreliable.

CONSIDERATIONS WHEN COMPARING CANCER STATISTICS OVER TIME
While the cancer registry collects data on in situ and invasive malignant cancers, the incidence
tables describe invasive malignant cancers only (with the exception of in situ cancer of the
bladder). Important to note are changes made to the behavior classification of some neoplasia
effective in 2001, with the introduction of the 3rd Edition of the International Classification of
Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O-3). Some cancers diagnosed and considered malignant prior to
2001 (based on ICD-O-2) are coded with borderline malignancy in ICD-O-3; neoplasia with
borderline potential for malignancy based on ICD-O-3 are not included in these statistics.
Conversely, some conditions with borderline malignant behavior based on ICD-O-2 are
classified as malignant in ICD-O-3 and are, consequently, reportable.

Comparisons of incidence statistics for total cancers or categories that include tumors with
revised behavior must be made with caution, especially when looking at statistics over time.
Categories presented for the most recent five years, 2004-2008, include cancers classified as
malignant based on ICD-O-3, which is the current standard. However, for any time trends where
incidence rates are displayed by year from 1976 to 2008, the practice followed by the National
Cancer Institute is used, omitting most newly-reportable cancers as well as the tumors that are no
longer classified as malignant, for consistency purposes.

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DISCLAIMER
While the New York State Department of Health makes every effort to post accurate and reliable
information, it does not guarantee or warrant that the information on its web site is complete,
accurate or up-to-date. The New York State Department of Health assumes no responsibility for
the use or application of any posted material. The department’s web site is intended solely for
the purpose of electronically providing the public with general health-related information and
convenient access to data resources. The New York State Department of Health assumes no
responsibility for any error, omissions or other discrepancies between the electronic and printed
versions of documents.
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Examples:
Suppose there are 20 testicular cancer deaths among males in New York State excluding New
York City every year. The rate of testicular cancer deaths is 0.4 per 100,000 males, and the
standard error is 0.09. The relative standard error is 22 percent.

If there are about 20 prostate cancer deaths among males in Orange County every year, the rate is
21.9 deaths per 100,000 males; the standard error is 4.8. Again, the relative standard error is 22
percent.

So, even though the standard error for the testicular cancer rate is much smaller than the standard
error for the prostate cancer rate, both have the same magnitude relative to the rate itself. This
means that when there are only a few cases or deaths, small changes in the number of cases or
deaths have a much bigger effect than small changes in a large number of cases or deaths. In
other words, going from 10 deaths to 20 deaths reduces the RSE from 32 percent to 22 percent,
while going from 60 deaths to 70 deaths reduces the RSE from 13 percent to 12 percent. Hence,
rates based on fewer than 20 deaths, are highly variable and, for that reason, are unreliable.

CONSIDERATIONS WHEN COMPARING CANCER STATISTICS OVER TIME
While the cancer registry collects data on in situ and invasive malignant cancers, the incidence
tables describe invasive malignant cancers only (with the exception of in situ cancer of the
bladder). Important to note are changes made to the behavior classification of some neoplasia
effective in 2001, with the introduction of the 3rd Edition of the International Classification of
Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O-3). Some cancers diagnosed and considered malignant prior to
2001 (based on ICD-O-2) are coded with borderline malignancy in ICD-O-3; neoplasia with
borderline potential for malignancy based on ICD-O-3 are not included in these statistics.
Conversely, some conditions with borderline malignant behavior based on ICD-O-2 are
classified as malignant in ICD-O-3 and are, consequently, reportable.

Comparisons of incidence statistics for total cancers or categories that include tumors with
revised behavior must be made with caution, especially when looking at statistics over time.
Categories presented for the most recent five years, 2004-2008, include cancers classified as
malignant based on ICD-O-3, which is the current standard. However, for any time trends where
incidence rates are displayed by year from 1976 to 2008, the practice followed by the National
Cancer Institute is used, omitting most newly-reportable cancers as well as the tumors that are no
longer classified as malignant, for consistency purposes.

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DISCLAIMER
While the New York State Department of Health makes every effort to post accurate and reliable
information, it does not guarantee or warrant that the information on its web site is complete,
accurate or up-to-date. The New York State Department of Health assumes no responsibility for
the use or application of any posted material. The department’s web site is intended solely for
the purpose of electronically providing the public with general health-related information and
convenient access to data resources. The New York State Department of Health assumes no
responsibility for any error, omissions or other discrepancies between the electronic and printed
versions of documents.
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Examples:
Suppose there are 20 testicular cancer deaths among males in New York State excluding New
York City every year. The rate of testicular cancer deaths is 0.4 per 100,000 males, and the
standard error is 0.09. The relative standard error is 22 percent.

If there are about 20 prostate cancer deaths among males in Orange County every year, the rate is
21.9 deaths per 100,000 males; the standard error is 4.8. Again, the relative standard error is 22
percent.

So, even though the standard error for the testicular cancer rate is much smaller than the standard
error for the prostate cancer rate, both have the same magnitude relative to the rate itself. This
means that when there are only a few cases or deaths, small changes in the number of cases or
deaths have a much bigger effect than small changes in a large number of cases or deaths. In
other words, going from 10 deaths to 20 deaths reduces the RSE from 32 percent to 22 percent,
while going from 60 deaths to 70 deaths reduces the RSE from 13 percent to 12 percent. Hence,
rates based on fewer than 20 deaths, are highly variable and, for that reason, are unreliable.

CONSIDERATIONS WHEN COMPARING CANCER STATISTICS OVER TIME
While the cancer registry collects data on in situ and invasive malignant cancers, the incidence
tables describe invasive malignant cancers only (with the exception of in situ cancer of the
bladder). Important to note are changes made to the behavior classification of some neoplasia
effective in 2001, with the introduction of the 3rd Edition of the International Classification of
Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O-3). Some cancers diagnosed and considered malignant prior to
2001 (based on ICD-O-2) are coded with borderline malignancy in ICD-O-3; neoplasia with
borderline potential for malignancy based on ICD-O-3 are not included in these statistics.
Conversely, some conditions with borderline malignant behavior based on ICD-O-2 are
classified as malignant in ICD-O-3 and are, consequently, reportable.

Comparisons of incidence statistics for total cancers or categories that include tumors with
revised behavior must be made with caution, especially when looking at statistics over time.
Categories presented for the most recent five years, 2004-2008, include cancers classified as
malignant based on ICD-O-3, which is the current standard. However, for any time trends where
incidence rates are displayed by year from 1976 to 2008, the practice followed by the National
Cancer Institute is used, omitting most newly-reportable cancers as well as the tumors that are no
longer classified as malignant, for consistency purposes.

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DISCLAIMER
While the New York State Department of Health makes every effort to post accurate and reliable
information, it does not guarantee or warrant that the information on its web site is complete,
accurate or up-to-date. The New York State Department of Health assumes no responsibility for
the use or application of any posted material. The department’s web site is intended solely for
the purpose of electronically providing the public with general health-related information and
convenient access to data resources. The New York State Department of Health assumes no
responsibility for any error, omissions or other discrepancies between the electronic and printed
versions of documents.
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Examples:
Suppose there are 20 testicular cancer deaths among males in New York State excluding New
York City every year. The rate of testicular cancer deaths is 0.4 per 100,000 males, and the
standard error is 0.09. The relative standard error is 22 percent.

If there are about 20 prostate cancer deaths among males in Orange County every year, the rate is
21.9 deaths per 100,000 males; the standard error is 4.8. Again, the relative standard error is 22
percent.

So, even though the standard error for the testicular cancer rate is much smaller than the standard
error for the prostate cancer rate, both have the same magnitude relative to the rate itself. This
means that when there are only a few cases or deaths, small changes in the number of cases or
deaths have a much bigger effect than small changes in a large number of cases or deaths. In
other words, going from 10 deaths to 20 deaths reduces the RSE from 32 percent to 22 percent,
while going from 60 deaths to 70 deaths reduces the RSE from 13 percent to 12 percent. Hence,
rates based on fewer than 20 deaths, are highly variable and, for that reason, are unreliable.

CONSIDERATIONS WHEN COMPARING CANCER STATISTICS OVER TIME
While the cancer registry collects data on in situ and invasive malignant cancers, the incidence
tables describe invasive malignant cancers only (with the exception of in situ cancer of the
bladder). Important to note are changes made to the behavior classification of some neoplasia
effective in 2001, with the introduction of the 3rd Edition of the International Classification of
Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O-3). Some cancers diagnosed and considered malignant prior to
2001 (based on ICD-O-2) are coded with borderline malignancy in ICD-O-3; neoplasia with
borderline potential for malignancy based on ICD-O-3 are not included in these statistics.
Conversely, some conditions with borderline malignant behavior based on ICD-O-2 are
classified as malignant in ICD-O-3 and are, consequently, reportable.

Comparisons of incidence statistics for total cancers or categories that include tumors with
revised behavior must be made with caution, especially when looking at statistics over time.
Categories presented for the most recent five years, 2004-2008, include cancers classified as
malignant based on ICD-O-3, which is the current standard. However, for any time trends where
incidence rates are displayed by year from 1976 to 2008, the practice followed by the National
Cancer Institute is used, omitting most newly-reportable cancers as well as the tumors that are no
longer classified as malignant, for consistency purposes.

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DISCLAIMER
While the New York State Department of Health makes every effort to post accurate and reliable
information, it does not guarantee or warrant that the information on its web site is complete,
accurate or up-to-date. The New York State Department of Health assumes no responsibility for
the use or application of any posted material. The department’s web site is intended solely for
the purpose of electronically providing the public with general health-related information and
convenient access to data resources. The New York State Department of Health assumes no
responsibility for any error, omissions or other discrepancies between the electronic and printed
versions of documents.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK
A Brief Overview of the Cancers Featured in this Report

Prostate cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of the prostate (a gland in the male reproductive
system found below the bladder and in front of the rectum). Prostate cancer usually occurs in
older men.
35
For reasons that are unclear, incidence rates are significantly higher in Black men
than in whites. Incidence rates for prostate cancer increased substantially between the mid-1980s
and mid-1990s, reflecting the wide-spread adoption of screening with the prostate-specific
antigen (PSA) blood test.
36


Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast. There are two main types of
breast cancer:

• Ductal carcinoma starts in the tubes (ducts) that move milk from the breast to the nipple.
Most breast cancers are of this type.
• Lobular carcinoma starts in the parts of the breast, called lobules, which produce milk.

A dramatic decline in the incidence of breast cancer after 2002 followed reductions in the use of
hormone replacement therapy after publication of findings associating the treatment with
increased risk of breast cancer and coronary heart disease. Mammography often can detect
breast cancer at an early stage when treatment is more effective and cure more likely. Concerted
efforts should be made to improve access to health care and to encourage women over age 40 to
receive regular mammograms.

Lung & bronchus cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. It is the leading
cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States and in New York State. Cigarette
smoking causes most lung cancers. The incidence rate of lung cancer in men has fallen more
than 30 percent from a high point in 1984, mirroring a decline in smoking by men that began in
the 1960s. Female lung cancer rates began decreasing in 2003 after continuously increasing for
70 years. Gender differences in lung cancer incidence reflect historical differences in population
uptake and then reduction of cigarette smoking between men and women over the past 50
years.
37


Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers also can be referred to
separately as colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start.
38
Colorectal cancer is

35
National Cancer Institute, “Prostate Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate
36
American Cancer Society, “Prostate Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ProstateCancer/DetailedGuide/prostate-cancer-detection.
37
American Cancer Society, “Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2011
38
American Cancer Society, “Colorectal Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ColonandRectumCancer/OverviewGuide/colorectal-cancer-overview-what-is-
colorectal-cancer.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK
A Brief Overview of the Cancers Featured in this Report

Prostate cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of the prostate (a gland in the male reproductive
system found below the bladder and in front of the rectum). Prostate cancer usually occurs in
older men.
35
For reasons that are unclear, incidence rates are significantly higher in Black men
than in whites. Incidence rates for prostate cancer increased substantially between the mid-1980s
and mid-1990s, reflecting the wide-spread adoption of screening with the prostate-specific
antigen (PSA) blood test.
36


Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast. There are two main types of
breast cancer:

• Ductal carcinoma starts in the tubes (ducts) that move milk from the breast to the nipple.
Most breast cancers are of this type.
• Lobular carcinoma starts in the parts of the breast, called lobules, which produce milk.

A dramatic decline in the incidence of breast cancer after 2002 followed reductions in the use of
hormone replacement therapy after publication of findings associating the treatment with
increased risk of breast cancer and coronary heart disease. Mammography often can detect
breast cancer at an early stage when treatment is more effective and cure more likely. Concerted
efforts should be made to improve access to health care and to encourage women over age 40 to
receive regular mammograms.

Lung & bronchus cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. It is the leading
cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States and in New York State. Cigarette
smoking causes most lung cancers. The incidence rate of lung cancer in men has fallen more
than 30 percent from a high point in 1984, mirroring a decline in smoking by men that began in
the 1960s. Female lung cancer rates began decreasing in 2003 after continuously increasing for
70 years. Gender differences in lung cancer incidence reflect historical differences in population
uptake and then reduction of cigarette smoking between men and women over the past 50
years.
37


Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers also can be referred to
separately as colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start.
38
Colorectal cancer is

35
National Cancer Institute, “Prostate Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate
36
American Cancer Society, “Prostate Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ProstateCancer/DetailedGuide/prostate-cancer-detection.
37
American Cancer Society, “Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2011
38
American Cancer Society, “Colorectal Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ColonandRectumCancer/OverviewGuide/colorectal-cancer-overview-what-is-
colorectal-cancer.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK
A Brief Overview of the Cancers Featured in this Report

Prostate cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of the prostate (a gland in the male reproductive
system found below the bladder and in front of the rectum). Prostate cancer usually occurs in
older men.
35
For reasons that are unclear, incidence rates are significantly higher in Black men
than in whites. Incidence rates for prostate cancer increased substantially between the mid-1980s
and mid-1990s, reflecting the wide-spread adoption of screening with the prostate-specific
antigen (PSA) blood test.
36


Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast. There are two main types of
breast cancer:

• Ductal carcinoma starts in the tubes (ducts) that move milk from the breast to the nipple.
Most breast cancers are of this type.
• Lobular carcinoma starts in the parts of the breast, called lobules, which produce milk.

A dramatic decline in the incidence of breast cancer after 2002 followed reductions in the use of
hormone replacement therapy after publication of findings associating the treatment with
increased risk of breast cancer and coronary heart disease. Mammography often can detect
breast cancer at an early stage when treatment is more effective and cure more likely. Concerted
efforts should be made to improve access to health care and to encourage women over age 40 to
receive regular mammograms.

Lung & bronchus cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. It is the leading
cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States and in New York State. Cigarette
smoking causes most lung cancers. The incidence rate of lung cancer in men has fallen more
than 30 percent from a high point in 1984, mirroring a decline in smoking by men that began in
the 1960s. Female lung cancer rates began decreasing in 2003 after continuously increasing for
70 years. Gender differences in lung cancer incidence reflect historical differences in population
uptake and then reduction of cigarette smoking between men and women over the past 50
years.
37


Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers also can be referred to
separately as colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start.
38
Colorectal cancer is

35
National Cancer Institute, “Prostate Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate
36
American Cancer Society, “Prostate Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ProstateCancer/DetailedGuide/prostate-cancer-detection.
37
American Cancer Society, “Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2011
38
American Cancer Society, “Colorectal Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ColonandRectumCancer/OverviewGuide/colorectal-cancer-overview-what-is-
colorectal-cancer.
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THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK
A Brief Overview of the Cancers Featured in this Report

Prostate cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of the prostate (a gland in the male reproductive
system found below the bladder and in front of the rectum). Prostate cancer usually occurs in
older men.
35
For reasons that are unclear, incidence rates are significantly higher in Black men
than in whites. Incidence rates for prostate cancer increased substantially between the mid-1980s
and mid-1990s, reflecting the wide-spread adoption of screening with the prostate-specific
antigen (PSA) blood test.
36


Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast. There are two main types of
breast cancer:

• Ductal carcinoma starts in the tubes (ducts) that move milk from the breast to the nipple.
Most breast cancers are of this type.
• Lobular carcinoma starts in the parts of the breast, called lobules, which produce milk.

A dramatic decline in the incidence of breast cancer after 2002 followed reductions in the use of
hormone replacement therapy after publication of findings associating the treatment with
increased risk of breast cancer and coronary heart disease. Mammography often can detect
breast cancer at an early stage when treatment is more effective and cure more likely. Concerted
efforts should be made to improve access to health care and to encourage women over age 40 to
receive regular mammograms.

Lung & bronchus cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. It is the leading
cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States and in New York State. Cigarette
smoking causes most lung cancers. The incidence rate of lung cancer in men has fallen more
than 30 percent from a high point in 1984, mirroring a decline in smoking by men that began in
the 1960s. Female lung cancer rates began decreasing in 2003 after continuously increasing for
70 years. Gender differences in lung cancer incidence reflect historical differences in population
uptake and then reduction of cigarette smoking between men and women over the past 50
years.
37


Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers also can be referred to
separately as colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start.
38
Colorectal cancer is

35
National Cancer Institute, “Prostate Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate
36
American Cancer Society, “Prostate Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ProstateCancer/DetailedGuide/prostate-cancer-detection.
37
American Cancer Society, “Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2011
38
American Cancer Society, “Colorectal Cancer,” available at:
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ColonandRectumCancer/OverviewGuide/colorectal-cancer-overview-what-is-
colorectal-cancer.
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preventable. Screening can result in the detection and removal of colorectal polyps before they
become cancerous, as well as the detection of cancer at an early, non-invasive stage.

For a full explanation of the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the prevention and early
detection of cancer, visit www.cancer.org.
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preventable. Screening can result in the detection and removal of colorectal polyps before they
become cancerous, as well as the detection of cancer at an early, non-invasive stage.

For a full explanation of the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the prevention and early
detection of cancer, visit www.cancer.org.
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preventable. Screening can result in the detection and removal of colorectal polyps before they
become cancerous, as well as the detection of cancer at an early, non-invasive stage.

For a full explanation of the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the prevention and early
detection of cancer, visit www.cancer.org.
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preventable. Screening can result in the detection and removal of colorectal polyps before they
become cancerous, as well as the detection of cancer at an early, non-invasive stage.

For a full explanation of the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the prevention and early
detection of cancer, visit www.cancer.org.
THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
APPENDIX A: DETAILED COUNTY CANCER DATA










INFORMATION ON THE FOUR MOST FREQUENTLY DIAGNOSED CANCERS IN EACH
OF NEW YORK STATE’S COUNTIES
THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
APPENDIX A: DETAILED COUNTY CANCER DATA










INFORMATION ON THE FOUR MOST FREQUENTLY DIAGNOSED CANCERS IN EACH
OF NEW YORK STATE’S COUNTIES
A- 2
THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
APPENDIX A: DETAILED COUNTY CANCER DATA










INFORMATION ON THE FOUR MOST FREQUENTLY DIAGNOSED CANCERS IN EACH
OF NEW YORK STATE’S COUNTIES
THE CANCER BURDEN IN NEW YORK:
APPENDIX A: DETAILED COUNTY CANCER DATA










INFORMATION ON THE FOUR MOST FREQUENTLY DIAGNOSED CANCERS IN EACH
OF NEW YORK STATE’S COUNTIES
A- 2
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Albany County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Albany County residents:
~ 33 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 12 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Albany County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 480.7 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 520.6 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 8.3°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 210.1 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 186.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 11.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.0º of all new cancer cases and 50.2º of all new cancer deaths
in Albany County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.1º
oI all cancer cases and 29.6º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.8º oI all
cancer cases and 4.4º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.3º oI
all cancer cases and 7.0º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.7º oI all
cancer cases and 9.2º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.3°
Breast
9.7°
CRC
15.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.8°
Prostate
47.0°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.0°
Breast
9.2°
CRC
29.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.4°
Prostate
49.8° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
480.7
210.1
497.6
197.3
520.6
186.9
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-1
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Albany County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Albany County residents:
~ 33 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 12 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Albany County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 480.7 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 520.6 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 8.3°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 210.1 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 186.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 11.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.0º of all new cancer cases and 50.2º of all new cancer deaths
in Albany County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.1º
oI all cancer cases and 29.6º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.8º oI all
cancer cases and 4.4º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.3º oI
all cancer cases and 7.0º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.7º oI all
cancer cases and 9.2º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.3°
Breast
9.7°
CRC
15.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.8°
Prostate
47.0°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.0°
Breast
9.2°
CRC
29.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.4°
Prostate
49.8° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
480.7
210.1
497.6
197.3
520.6
186.9
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-1
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Albany County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Albany County residents:
~ 33 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 12 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Albany County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 480.7 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 520.6 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 8.3°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 210.1 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 186.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 11.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.0º of all new cancer cases and 50.2º of all new cancer deaths
in Albany County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.1º
oI all cancer cases and 29.6º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.8º oI all
cancer cases and 4.4º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.3º oI
all cancer cases and 7.0º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.7º oI all
cancer cases and 9.2º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.3°
Breast
9.7°
CRC
15.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.8°
Prostate
47.0°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.0°
Breast
9.2°
CRC
29.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.4°
Prostate
49.8° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
480.7
210.1
497.6
197.3
520.6
186.9
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-1
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Albany County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Albany County residents:
~ 33 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 12 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Albany County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 480.7 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 520.6 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 8.3°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 210.1 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 186.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 11.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.0º of all new cancer cases and 50.2º of all new cancer deaths
in Albany County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.1º
oI all cancer cases and 29.6º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.8º oI all
cancer cases and 4.4º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.3º oI
all cancer cases and 7.0º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.7º oI all
cancer cases and 9.2º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.3°
Breast
9.7°
CRC
15.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.8°
Prostate
47.0°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.0°
Breast
9.2°
CRC
29.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.4°
Prostate
49.8° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
480.7
210.1
497.6
197.3
520.6
186.9
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-1
Albany County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Albany County Demographics
Albany
Albany County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Albany County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Albany County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Albany County
825
228
85
130
883
81
129
252
315
44
31
95 93
318
27
28
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Albany
Albany
Albany
Albany
Albany
Albany
449.1
127.2
42.6
69.6 626.3
58.0
92.9
174.9
157.2
22.3
14.3
47.8 233.6
20.0
68.3
21.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
64.8°
44.0°
43.8°
83.9°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.4 13.1 4.4 2.0
304,204
581
13.6°
11.8°
$54,395
9.2°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-2
Albany County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Albany County Demographics
Albany
Albany County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Albany County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Albany County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Albany County
825
228
85
130
883
81
129
252
315
44
31
95 93
318
27
28
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Albany
Albany
Albany
Albany
Albany
Albany
449.1
127.2
42.6
69.6 626.3
58.0
92.9
174.9
157.2
22.3
14.3
47.8 233.6
20.0
68.3
21.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
64.8°
44.0°
43.8°
83.9°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.4 13.1 4.4 2.0
304,204
581
13.6°
11.8°
$54,395
9.2°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-2
Albany County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Albany County Demographics
Albany
Albany County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Albany County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Albany County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Albany County
825
228
85
130
883
81
129
252
315
44
31
95 93
318
27
28
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Albany
Albany
Albany
Albany
Albany
Albany
449.1
127.2
42.6
69.6 626.3
58.0
92.9
174.9
157.2
22.3
14.3
47.8 233.6
20.0
68.3
21.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
64.8°
44.0°
43.8°
83.9°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.4 13.1 4.4 2.0
304,204
581
13.6°
11.8°
$54,395
9.2°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-2
Albany County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Albany County Demographics
Albany
Albany County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Albany County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Albany County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Albany County
825
228
85
130
883
81
129
252
315
44
31
95 93
318
27
28
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Albany
Albany
Albany
Albany
Albany
Albany
449.1
127.2
42.6
69.6 626.3
58.0
92.9
174.9
157.2
22.3
14.3
47.8 233.6
20.0
68.3
21.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
64.8°
44.0°
43.8°
83.9°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.4 13.1 4.4 2.0
304,204
581
13.6°
11.8°
$54,395
9.2°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-2
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Allegany County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Allegany County residents:
~ 5 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Allegany County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 467.2 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 500.6 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 7.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 245.2 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 183.6 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 25.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.4º of all new cancer cases and 52.0º of all new cancer deaths
in Allegany County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.2º
oI all cancer cases and 29.3º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.3º oI all
cancer cases and 4.9º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.7º oI
all cancer cases and 5.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.3º oI all
cancer cases and 12.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.7°
Breast
11.3°
CRC
15.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.3°
Prostate
45.6°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.7°
Breast
12.1°
CRC
29.3°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.9°
Prostate
48.0°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
467.2
245.2
510.9
218.1
500.6
183.6
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-3
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Allegany County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Allegany County residents:
~ 5 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Allegany County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 467.2 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 500.6 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 7.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 245.2 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 183.6 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 25.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.4º of all new cancer cases and 52.0º of all new cancer deaths
in Allegany County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.2º
oI all cancer cases and 29.3º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.3º oI all
cancer cases and 4.9º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.7º oI
all cancer cases and 5.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.3º oI all
cancer cases and 12.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.7°
Breast
11.3°
CRC
15.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.3°
Prostate
45.6°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.7°
Breast
12.1°
CRC
29.3°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.9°
Prostate
48.0°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
467.2
245.2
510.9
218.1
500.6
183.6
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-3
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Allegany County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Allegany County residents:
~ 5 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Allegany County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 467.2 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 500.6 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 7.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 245.2 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 183.6 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 25.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.4º of all new cancer cases and 52.0º of all new cancer deaths
in Allegany County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.2º
oI all cancer cases and 29.3º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.3º oI all
cancer cases and 4.9º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.7º oI
all cancer cases and 5.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.3º oI all
cancer cases and 12.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.7°
Breast
11.3°
CRC
15.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.3°
Prostate
45.6°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.7°
Breast
12.1°
CRC
29.3°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.9°
Prostate
48.0°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
467.2
245.2
510.9
218.1
500.6
183.6
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-3
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Allegany County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Allegany County residents:
~ 5 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Allegany County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 467.2 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 500.6 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 7.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 245.2 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 183.6 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 25.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.4º of all new cancer cases and 52.0º of all new cancer deaths
in Allegany County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.2º
oI all cancer cases and 29.3º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.3º oI all
cancer cases and 4.9º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.7º oI
all cancer cases and 5.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.3º oI all
cancer cases and 12.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.7°
Breast
11.3°
CRC
15.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.3°
Prostate
45.6°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.7°
Breast
12.1°
CRC
29.3°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.9°
Prostate
48.0°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
467.2
245.2
510.9
218.1
500.6
183.6
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-3
Allegany County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Allegany County Demographics
Allegany
Allegany County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Allegany County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Allegany County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Allegany County
124
38
14
18
153
18
24
40
46
6
5
18 12
56
7
5
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Allegany
Allegany
Allegany
Allegany
Allegany
Allegany
430.8
132.1
44.8
59.3 594.5
70.6
95.1
149.6
153.6
20.7
16.5
39.5 226.4
30.6
70.9
22.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.9°
37.7°
42.0°
75.0°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
26.3 18.2 # #
48,946
48
14.3°
17.0°
$38,828
11.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-4
Allegany County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Allegany County Demographics
Allegany
Allegany County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Allegany County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Allegany County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Allegany County
124
38
14
18
153
18
24
40
46
6
5
18 12
56
7
5
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Allegany
Allegany
Allegany
Allegany
Allegany
Allegany
430.8
132.1
44.8
59.3 594.5
70.6
95.1
149.6
153.6
20.7
16.5
39.5 226.4
30.6
70.9
22.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.9°
37.7°
42.0°
75.0°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
26.3 18.2 # #
48,946
48
14.3°
17.0°
$38,828
11.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-4
Allegany County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Allegany County Demographics
Allegany
Allegany County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Allegany County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Allegany County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Allegany County
124
38
14
18
153
18
24
40
46
6
5
18 12
56
7
5
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Allegany
Allegany
Allegany
Allegany
Allegany
Allegany
430.8
132.1
44.8
59.3 594.5
70.6
95.1
149.6
153.6
20.7
16.5
39.5 226.4
30.6
70.9
22.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.9°
37.7°
42.0°
75.0°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
26.3 18.2 # #
48,946
48
14.3°
17.0°
$38,828
11.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-4
Allegany County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Allegany County Demographics
Allegany
Allegany County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Allegany County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Allegany County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Allegany County
124
38
14
18
153
18
24
40
46
6
5
18 12
56
7
5
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Allegany
Allegany
Allegany
Allegany
Allegany
Allegany
430.8
132.1
44.8
59.3 594.5
70.6
95.1
149.6
153.6
20.7
16.5
39.5 226.4
30.6
70.9
22.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.9°
37.7°
42.0°
75.0°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
26.3 18.2 # #
48,946
48
14.3°
17.0°
$38,828
11.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-4
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Bronx County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Bronx County residents:
~ 106 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 39 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Bronx County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 451.2 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 448.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 0.6°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 208.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 166.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 20.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.7º of all new cancer cases and 47.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Bronx County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 11.5º
oI all cancer cases and 22.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.4º oI all
cancer cases and 6.4º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.7º oI
all cancer cases and 8.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.0º oI all
cancer cases and 10.9º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.7°
Breast
11.0°
CRC
11.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.4°
Prostate
47.3°
Other
Percent of All Cases
8.5°
Breast
10.9°
CRC
22.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
6.4°
Prostate
52.2°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
451.2
208.3
463.0
186.8
448.5
166.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-5
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Bronx County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Bronx County residents:
~ 106 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 39 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Bronx County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 451.2 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 448.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 0.6°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 208.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 166.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 20.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.7º of all new cancer cases and 47.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Bronx County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 11.5º
oI all cancer cases and 22.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.4º oI all
cancer cases and 6.4º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.7º oI
all cancer cases and 8.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.0º oI all
cancer cases and 10.9º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.7°
Breast
11.0°
CRC
11.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.4°
Prostate
47.3°
Other
Percent of All Cases
8.5°
Breast
10.9°
CRC
22.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
6.4°
Prostate
52.2°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
451.2
208.3
463.0
186.8
448.5
166.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-5
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Bronx County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Bronx County residents:
~ 106 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 39 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Bronx County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 451.2 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 448.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 0.6°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 208.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 166.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 20.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.7º of all new cancer cases and 47.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Bronx County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 11.5º
oI all cancer cases and 22.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.4º oI all
cancer cases and 6.4º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.7º oI
all cancer cases and 8.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.0º oI all
cancer cases and 10.9º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.7°
Breast
11.0°
CRC
11.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.4°
Prostate
47.3°
Other
Percent of All Cases
8.5°
Breast
10.9°
CRC
22.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
6.4°
Prostate
52.2°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
451.2
208.3
463.0
186.8
448.5
166.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-5
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Bronx County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Bronx County residents:
~ 106 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 39 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Bronx County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 451.2 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 448.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 0.6°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 208.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 166.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 20.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.7º of all new cancer cases and 47.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Bronx County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 11.5º
oI all cancer cases and 22.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.4º oI all
cancer cases and 6.4º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.7º oI
all cancer cases and 8.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.0º oI all
cancer cases and 10.9º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.7°
Breast
11.0°
CRC
11.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.4°
Prostate
47.3°
Other
Percent of All Cases
8.5°
Breast
10.9°
CRC
22.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
6.4°
Prostate
52.2°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
451.2
208.3
463.0
186.8
448.5
166.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-5
Bronx County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Bronx County Demographics
Bronx
Bronx County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Bronx County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Bronx County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Bronx County
2,755
753
321
296
2,741
286
339
900
1,046
171
119
237 203
958
100
127
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Bronx
Bronx
Bronx
Bronx
Bronx
Bronx
380.1
104.6
43.6
41.1 560.6
60.8
72.5
184.6
142.1
23.1
16.0
28.1 209.9
22.8
51.9
31.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
57.4°
43.1°
43.8°
84.8°
NYC 521.8 388.8 41.0 65.8 183.3 130.9 46.9 26.2 NYC
NYC NYC 56.2 41.9 157.2 20.2 14.2 23.4 n/a n/a
NYC NYC 110.9 13.3 8.8 23.0 1.9 1.0 n/a n/a
NYC
41.8°
40.2°
60.0°
85.5°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
6.5 3.8 1.7 0.8
1,385,108
32,958
10.4°
28.3°
$32,888
31.3°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYC
11,957,128
39,422
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-6
Bronx County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Bronx County Demographics
Bronx
Bronx County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Bronx County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Bronx County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Bronx County
2,755
753
321
296
2,741
286
339
900
1,046
171
119
237 203
958
100
127
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Bronx
Bronx
Bronx
Bronx
Bronx
Bronx
380.1
104.6
43.6
41.1 560.6
60.8
72.5
184.6
142.1
23.1
16.0
28.1 209.9
22.8
51.9
31.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
57.4°
43.1°
43.8°
84.8°
NYC 521.8 388.8 41.0 65.8 183.3 130.9 46.9 26.2 NYC
NYC NYC 56.2 41.9 157.2 20.2 14.2 23.4 n/a n/a
NYC NYC 110.9 13.3 8.8 23.0 1.9 1.0 n/a n/a
NYC
41.8°
40.2°
60.0°
85.5°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
6.5 3.8 1.7 0.8
1,385,108
32,958
10.4°
28.3°
$32,888
31.3°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYC
11,957,128
39,422
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-6
Bronx County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Bronx County Demographics
Bronx
Bronx County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Bronx County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Bronx County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Bronx County
2,755
753
321
296
2,741
286
339
900
1,046
171
119
237 203
958
100
127
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Bronx
Bronx
Bronx
Bronx
Bronx
Bronx
380.1
104.6
43.6
41.1 560.6
60.8
72.5
184.6
142.1
23.1
16.0
28.1 209.9
22.8
51.9
31.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
57.4°
43.1°
43.8°
84.8°
NYC 521.8 388.8 41.0 65.8 183.3 130.9 46.9 26.2 NYC
NYC NYC 56.2 41.9 157.2 20.2 14.2 23.4 n/a n/a
NYC NYC 110.9 13.3 8.8 23.0 1.9 1.0 n/a n/a
NYC
41.8°
40.2°
60.0°
85.5°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
6.5 3.8 1.7 0.8
1,385,108
32,958
10.4°
28.3°
$32,888
31.3°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYC
11,957,128
39,422
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-6
Bronx County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Bronx County Demographics
Bronx
Bronx County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Bronx County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Bronx County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Bronx County
2,755
753
321
296
2,741
286
339
900
1,046
171
119
237 203
958
100
127
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Bronx
Bronx
Bronx
Bronx
Bronx
Bronx
380.1
104.6
43.6
41.1 560.6
60.8
72.5
184.6
142.1
23.1
16.0
28.1 209.9
22.8
51.9
31.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
57.4°
43.1°
43.8°
84.8°
NYC 521.8 388.8 41.0 65.8 183.3 130.9 46.9 26.2 NYC
NYC NYC 56.2 41.9 157.2 20.2 14.2 23.4 n/a n/a
NYC NYC 110.9 13.3 8.8 23.0 1.9 1.0 n/a n/a
NYC
41.8°
40.2°
60.0°
85.5°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
6.5 3.8 1.7 0.8
1,385,108
32,958
10.4°
28.3°
$32,888
31.3°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYC
11,957,128
39,422
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-6
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Broome County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Broome County residents:
~ 24 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 9 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Broome County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 488.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 514.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 5.2°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 201.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 180.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.5°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.7º of all new cancer cases and 49.7º of all new cancer deaths
in Broome County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.1º
oI all cancer cases and 28.7º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.9º oI all
cancer cases and 5.2º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.6º oI
all cancer cases and 6.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.1º oI all
cancer cases and 9.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.6°
Breast
11.1°
CRC
14.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.9°
Prostate
45.3°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.7°
Breast
9.0°
CRC
28.7°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.2°
Prostate
50.3°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
488.9
201.3
494.4
197.3
514.5
180.1
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-7
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Broome County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Broome County residents:
~ 24 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 9 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Broome County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 488.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 514.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 5.2°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 201.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 180.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.5°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.7º of all new cancer cases and 49.7º of all new cancer deaths
in Broome County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.1º
oI all cancer cases and 28.7º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.9º oI all
cancer cases and 5.2º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.6º oI
all cancer cases and 6.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.1º oI all
cancer cases and 9.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.6°
Breast
11.1°
CRC
14.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.9°
Prostate
45.3°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.7°
Breast
9.0°
CRC
28.7°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.2°
Prostate
50.3°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
488.9
201.3
494.4
197.3
514.5
180.1
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-7
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Broome County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Broome County residents:
~ 24 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 9 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Broome County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 488.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 514.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 5.2°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 201.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 180.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.5°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.7º of all new cancer cases and 49.7º of all new cancer deaths
in Broome County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.1º
oI all cancer cases and 28.7º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.9º oI all
cancer cases and 5.2º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.6º oI
all cancer cases and 6.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.1º oI all
cancer cases and 9.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.6°
Breast
11.1°
CRC
14.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.9°
Prostate
45.3°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.7°
Breast
9.0°
CRC
28.7°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.2°
Prostate
50.3°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
488.9
201.3
494.4
197.3
514.5
180.1
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-7
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Broome County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Broome County residents:
~ 24 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 9 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Broome County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 488.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 514.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 5.2°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 201.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 180.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.5°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.7º of all new cancer cases and 49.7º of all new cancer deaths
in Broome County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.1º
oI all cancer cases and 28.7º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.9º oI all
cancer cases and 5.2º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.6º oI
all cancer cases and 6.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.1º oI all
cancer cases and 9.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.6°
Breast
11.1°
CRC
14.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.9°
Prostate
45.3°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.7°
Breast
9.0°
CRC
28.7°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.2°
Prostate
50.3°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
488.9
201.3
494.4
197.3
514.5
180.1
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-7
Broome County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Broome County Demographics
Broome
Broome County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Broome County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Broome County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Broome County
582
155
67
85
653
70
89
208
229
31
23
70 62
231
18
24
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Broome
Broome
Broome
Broome
Broome
Broome
442.0
122.5
46.1
60.8 617.9
66.7
83.5
192.5
154.0
20.8
15.3
42.0 219.0
17.0
66.0
23.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
66.2°
45.1°
47.6°
88.5°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
26.8 12.8 5.1 1.7
200,600
284
16.4°
16.3°
$43,065
12.1°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-8
Broome County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Broome County Demographics
Broome
Broome County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Broome County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Broome County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Broome County
582
155
67
85
653
70
89
208
229
31
23
70 62
231
18
24
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Broome
Broome
Broome
Broome
Broome
Broome
442.0
122.5
46.1
60.8 617.9
66.7
83.5
192.5
154.0
20.8
15.3
42.0 219.0
17.0
66.0
23.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
66.2°
45.1°
47.6°
88.5°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
26.8 12.8 5.1 1.7
200,600
284
16.4°
16.3°
$43,065
12.1°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-8
Broome County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Broome County Demographics
Broome
Broome County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Broome County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Broome County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Broome County
582
155
67
85
653
70
89
208
229
31
23
70 62
231
18
24
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Broome
Broome
Broome
Broome
Broome
Broome
442.0
122.5
46.1
60.8 617.9
66.7
83.5
192.5
154.0
20.8
15.3
42.0 219.0
17.0
66.0
23.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
66.2°
45.1°
47.6°
88.5°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
26.8 12.8 5.1 1.7
200,600
284
16.4°
16.3°
$43,065
12.1°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-8
Broome County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Broome County Demographics
Broome
Broome County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Broome County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Broome County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Broome County
582
155
67
85
653
70
89
208
229
31
23
70 62
231
18
24
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Broome
Broome
Broome
Broome
Broome
Broome
442.0
122.5
46.1
60.8 617.9
66.7
83.5
192.5
154.0
20.8
15.3
42.0 219.0
17.0
66.0
23.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
66.2°
45.1°
47.6°
88.5°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
26.8 12.8 5.1 1.7
200,600
284
16.4°
16.3°
$43,065
12.1°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-8
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Cattaraugus County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Cattaraugus County residents:
~ 9 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Cattaraugus County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 464.0 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 508.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.5°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 204.2 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 176.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 13.8°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.2º of all new cancer cases and 51.6º of all new cancer deaths
in Cattaraugus County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.1º
oI all cancer cases and 28.9º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.5º oI all
cancer cases and 6.0º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.2º oI
all cancer cases and 7.4º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI all
cancer cases and 9.2º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.2°
Breast
11.4°
CRC
15.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.5°
Prostate
46.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.4°
Breast
9.2°
CRC
28.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
6.0°
Prostate
48.4°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
464.0
204.2
515.3
208.9
508.0
176.0
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-9
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Cattaraugus County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Cattaraugus County residents:
~ 9 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Cattaraugus County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 464.0 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 508.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.5°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 204.2 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 176.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 13.8°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.2º of all new cancer cases and 51.6º of all new cancer deaths
in Cattaraugus County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.1º
oI all cancer cases and 28.9º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.5º oI all
cancer cases and 6.0º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.2º oI
all cancer cases and 7.4º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI all
cancer cases and 9.2º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.2°
Breast
11.4°
CRC
15.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.5°
Prostate
46.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.4°
Breast
9.2°
CRC
28.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
6.0°
Prostate
48.4°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
464.0
204.2
515.3
208.9
508.0
176.0
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-9
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Cattaraugus County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Cattaraugus County residents:
~ 9 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Cattaraugus County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 464.0 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 508.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.5°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 204.2 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 176.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 13.8°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.2º of all new cancer cases and 51.6º of all new cancer deaths
in Cattaraugus County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.1º
oI all cancer cases and 28.9º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.5º oI all
cancer cases and 6.0º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.2º oI
all cancer cases and 7.4º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI all
cancer cases and 9.2º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.2°
Breast
11.4°
CRC
15.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.5°
Prostate
46.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.4°
Breast
9.2°
CRC
28.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
6.0°
Prostate
48.4°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
464.0
204.2
515.3
208.9
508.0
176.0
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
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r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-9
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Cattaraugus County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Cattaraugus County residents:
~ 9 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Cattaraugus County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 464.0 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 508.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.5°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 204.2 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 176.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 13.8°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.2º of all new cancer cases and 51.6º of all new cancer deaths
in Cattaraugus County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.1º
oI all cancer cases and 28.9º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.5º oI all
cancer cases and 6.0º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.2º oI
all cancer cases and 7.4º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI all
cancer cases and 9.2º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.2°
Breast
11.4°
CRC
15.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.5°
Prostate
46.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.4°
Breast
9.2°
CRC
28.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
6.0°
Prostate
48.4°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
464.0
204.2
515.3
208.9
508.0
176.0
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-9
Cattaraugus County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Cattaraugus County Demographics
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Cattaraugus County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Cattaraugus County Percent of Cases Detected at Early
Stage, 2004-2008
Cattaraugus County
230
59
30
32
258
26
42
71
82
13
8
29 21
90
8
10
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
446.1
117.4
53.4
60.7 593.9
59.5
93.4
159.1
149.7
23.9
13.7
39.2 214.5
19.4
64.1
28.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
58.3°
43.5°
36.0°
81.4°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
25.6 18.2 # 2.8
80,317
61
15.2°
17.0°
$38,811
13.6°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-10
Cattaraugus County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Cattaraugus County Demographics
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Cattaraugus County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Cattaraugus County Percent of Cases Detected at Early
Stage, 2004-2008
Cattaraugus County
230
59
30
32
258
26
42
71
82
13
8
29 21
90
8
10
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
446.1
117.4
53.4
60.7 593.9
59.5
93.4
159.1
149.7
23.9
13.7
39.2 214.5
19.4
64.1
28.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
58.3°
43.5°
36.0°
81.4°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
25.6 18.2 # 2.8
80,317
61
15.2°
17.0°
$38,811
13.6°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-10
Cattaraugus County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Cattaraugus County Demographics
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Cattaraugus County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Cattaraugus County Percent of Cases Detected at Early
Stage, 2004-2008
Cattaraugus County
230
59
30
32
258
26
42
71
82
13
8
29 21
90
8
10
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
446.1
117.4
53.4
60.7 593.9
59.5
93.4
159.1
149.7
23.9
13.7
39.2 214.5
19.4
64.1
28.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
58.3°
43.5°
36.0°
81.4°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
25.6 18.2 # 2.8
80,317
61
15.2°
17.0°
$38,811
13.6°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-10
Cattaraugus County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Cattaraugus County Demographics
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Cattaraugus County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Cattaraugus County Percent of Cases Detected at Early
Stage, 2004-2008
Cattaraugus County
230
59
30
32
258
26
42
71
82
13
8
29 21
90
8
10
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
Cattaraugus
446.1
117.4
53.4
60.7 593.9
59.5
93.4
159.1
149.7
23.9
13.7
39.2 214.5
19.4
64.1
28.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
58.3°
43.5°
36.0°
81.4°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
25.6 18.2 # 2.8
80,317
61
15.2°
17.0°
$38,811
13.6°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-10
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Cayuga County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Cayuga County residents:
~ 9 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Cayuga County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 429.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 522.3 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 21.5°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 193.5 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 184.2 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 4.8°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.0º of all new cancer cases and 49.3º of all new cancer deaths
in Cayuga County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.6º
oI all cancer cases and 30.4º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.6º oI all
cancer cases and 4.1º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.9º oI
all cancer cases and 5.0º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.0º oI all
cancer cases and 9.8º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.9°
Breast
9.0°
CRC
15.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.6°
Prostate
46.0°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.0°
Breast
9.8°
CRC
30.4°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.1°
Prostate
50.7°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
429.9
193.5
484.9
188.2
522.3
184.2
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-11
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Cayuga County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Cayuga County residents:
~ 9 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Cayuga County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 429.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 522.3 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 21.5°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 193.5 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 184.2 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 4.8°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.0º of all new cancer cases and 49.3º of all new cancer deaths
in Cayuga County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.6º
oI all cancer cases and 30.4º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.6º oI all
cancer cases and 4.1º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.9º oI
all cancer cases and 5.0º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.0º oI all
cancer cases and 9.8º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.9°
Breast
9.0°
CRC
15.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.6°
Prostate
46.0°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.0°
Breast
9.8°
CRC
30.4°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.1°
Prostate
50.7°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
429.9
193.5
484.9
188.2
522.3
184.2
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-11
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Cayuga County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Cayuga County residents:
~ 9 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Cayuga County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 429.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 522.3 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 21.5°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 193.5 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 184.2 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 4.8°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.0º of all new cancer cases and 49.3º of all new cancer deaths
in Cayuga County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.6º
oI all cancer cases and 30.4º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.6º oI all
cancer cases and 4.1º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.9º oI
all cancer cases and 5.0º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.0º oI all
cancer cases and 9.8º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.9°
Breast
9.0°
CRC
15.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.6°
Prostate
46.0°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.0°
Breast
9.8°
CRC
30.4°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.1°
Prostate
50.7°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
429.9
193.5
484.9
188.2
522.3
184.2
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-11
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Cayuga County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Cayuga County residents:
~ 9 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Cayuga County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 429.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 522.3 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 21.5°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 193.5 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 184.2 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 4.8°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.0º of all new cancer cases and 49.3º of all new cancer deaths
in Cayuga County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.6º
oI all cancer cases and 30.4º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.6º oI all
cancer cases and 4.1º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.9º oI
all cancer cases and 5.0º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.0º oI all
cancer cases and 9.8º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.9°
Breast
9.0°
CRC
15.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.6°
Prostate
46.0°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.0°
Breast
9.8°
CRC
30.4°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.1°
Prostate
50.7°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
429.9
193.5
484.9
188.2
522.3
184.2
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-11
Cayuga County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Cayuga County Demographics
Cayuga
Cayuga County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Cayuga County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Cayuga County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Cayuga County
231
63
22
34
260
22
42
81
88
9
10
30 24
89
8
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Cayuga
Cayuga
Cayuga
Cayuga
Cayuga
Cayuga
461.9
128.1
40.5
67.6 621.0
53.5
101.8
190.9
163.4
16.9
16.9
46.9 221.4
19.2
72.4
19.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.4°
43.3°
57.0°
80.8°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
20.7 16.7 5.6 #
80,026
115
14.7°
13.5°
$47,926
15.5°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-12
Cayuga County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Cayuga County Demographics
Cayuga
Cayuga County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Cayuga County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Cayuga County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Cayuga County
231
63
22
34
260
22
42
81
88
9
10
30 24
89
8
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Cayuga
Cayuga
Cayuga
Cayuga
Cayuga
Cayuga
461.9
128.1
40.5
67.6 621.0
53.5
101.8
190.9
163.4
16.9
16.9
46.9 221.4
19.2
72.4
19.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.4°
43.3°
57.0°
80.8°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
20.7 16.7 5.6 #
80,026
115
14.7°
13.5°
$47,926
15.5°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-12
Cayuga County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Cayuga County Demographics
Cayuga
Cayuga County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Cayuga County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Cayuga County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Cayuga County
231
63
22
34
260
22
42
81
88
9
10
30 24
89
8
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Cayuga
Cayuga
Cayuga
Cayuga
Cayuga
Cayuga
461.9
128.1
40.5
67.6 621.0
53.5
101.8
190.9
163.4
16.9
16.9
46.9 221.4
19.2
72.4
19.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.4°
43.3°
57.0°
80.8°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
20.7 16.7 5.6 #
80,026
115
14.7°
13.5°
$47,926
15.5°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-12
Cayuga County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Cayuga County Demographics
Cayuga
Cayuga County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Cayuga County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Cayuga County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Cayuga County
231
63
22
34
260
22
42
81
88
9
10
30 24
89
8
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Cayuga
Cayuga
Cayuga
Cayuga
Cayuga
Cayuga
461.9
128.1
40.5
67.6 621.0
53.5
101.8
190.9
163.4
16.9
16.9
46.9 221.4
19.2
72.4
19.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.4°
43.3°
57.0°
80.8°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
20.7 16.7 5.6 #
80,026
115
14.7°
13.5°
$47,926
15.5°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-12
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Chautauqua County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Chautauqua County residents:
~ 17 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 6 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Chautauqua County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 497.6 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 520.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 4.6°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 197.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 178.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 9.6°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.2º of all new cancer cases and 46.9º of all new cancer deaths
in Chautauqua County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 13.8º
oI all cancer cases and 27.2º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 17.3º oI all
cancer cases and 4.9º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.4º oI
all cancer cases and 5.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 8.7º oI all
cancer cases and 9.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.4°
Breast
8.7°
CRC
13.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
17.3°
Prostate
46.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.7°
Breast
9.1°
CRC
27.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.9°
Prostate
53.1°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
497.6
197.6
519.4
196.6
520.5
178.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-13
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Chautauqua County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Chautauqua County residents:
~ 17 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 6 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Chautauqua County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 497.6 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 520.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 4.6°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 197.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 178.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 9.6°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.2º of all new cancer cases and 46.9º of all new cancer deaths
in Chautauqua County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 13.8º
oI all cancer cases and 27.2º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 17.3º oI all
cancer cases and 4.9º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.4º oI
all cancer cases and 5.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 8.7º oI all
cancer cases and 9.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.4°
Breast
8.7°
CRC
13.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
17.3°
Prostate
46.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.7°
Breast
9.1°
CRC
27.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.9°
Prostate
53.1°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
497.6
197.6
519.4
196.6
520.5
178.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-13
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Chautauqua County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Chautauqua County residents:
~ 17 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 6 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Chautauqua County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 497.6 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 520.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 4.6°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 197.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 178.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 9.6°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.2º of all new cancer cases and 46.9º of all new cancer deaths
in Chautauqua County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 13.8º
oI all cancer cases and 27.2º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 17.3º oI all
cancer cases and 4.9º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.4º oI
all cancer cases and 5.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 8.7º oI all
cancer cases and 9.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.4°
Breast
8.7°
CRC
13.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
17.3°
Prostate
46.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.7°
Breast
9.1°
CRC
27.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.9°
Prostate
53.1°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
497.6
197.6
519.4
196.6
520.5
178.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-13
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Chautauqua County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Chautauqua County residents:
~ 17 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 6 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Chautauqua County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 497.6 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 520.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 4.6°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 197.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 178.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 9.6°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.2º of all new cancer cases and 46.9º of all new cancer deaths
in Chautauqua County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 13.8º
oI all cancer cases and 27.2º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 17.3º oI all
cancer cases and 4.9º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.4º oI
all cancer cases and 5.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 8.7º oI all
cancer cases and 9.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.4°
Breast
8.7°
CRC
13.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
17.3°
Prostate
46.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.7°
Breast
9.1°
CRC
27.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.9°
Prostate
53.1°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
497.6
197.6
519.4
196.6
520.5
178.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-13
Chautauqua County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Chautauqua County Demographics
Chautauqua
Chautauqua County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Chautauqua County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Chautauqua County Percent of Cases Detected at Early
Stage, 2004-2008
Chautauqua County
403
116
39
56
459
37
63
149
145
18
14
48 37
166
14
15
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
452.6
133.8
40.3
58.6 619.7
50.5
84.6
197.4
146.1
18.1
13.5
37.3 228.7
19.7
65.0
22.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
69.3°
45.9°
44.8°
90.5°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
24.3 17.9 4.8 2.7
134,905
127
16.0°
17.6°
$38,203
14.2°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-14
Chautauqua County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Chautauqua County Demographics
Chautauqua
Chautauqua County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Chautauqua County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Chautauqua County Percent of Cases Detected at Early
Stage, 2004-2008
Chautauqua County
403
116
39
56
459
37
63
149
145
18
14
48 37
166
14
15
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
452.6
133.8
40.3
58.6 619.7
50.5
84.6
197.4
146.1
18.1
13.5
37.3 228.7
19.7
65.0
22.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
69.3°
45.9°
44.8°
90.5°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
24.3 17.9 4.8 2.7
134,905
127
16.0°
17.6°
$38,203
14.2°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-14
Chautauqua County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Chautauqua County Demographics
Chautauqua
Chautauqua County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Chautauqua County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Chautauqua County Percent of Cases Detected at Early
Stage, 2004-2008
Chautauqua County
403
116
39
56
459
37
63
149
145
18
14
48 37
166
14
15
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
452.6
133.8
40.3
58.6 619.7
50.5
84.6
197.4
146.1
18.1
13.5
37.3 228.7
19.7
65.0
22.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
69.3°
45.9°
44.8°
90.5°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
24.3 17.9 4.8 2.7
134,905
127
16.0°
17.6°
$38,203
14.2°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-14
Chautauqua County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Chautauqua County Demographics
Chautauqua
Chautauqua County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Chautauqua County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Chautauqua County Percent of Cases Detected at Early
Stage, 2004-2008
Chautauqua County
403
116
39
56
459
37
63
149
145
18
14
48 37
166
14
15
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
452.6
133.8
40.3
58.6 619.7
50.5
84.6
197.4
146.1
18.1
13.5
37.3 228.7
19.7
65.0
22.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
69.3°
45.9°
44.8°
90.5°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
24.3 17.9 4.8 2.7
134,905
127
16.0°
17.6°
$38,203
14.2°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-14
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Chemung County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Chemung County residents:
~ 11 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 4 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Chemung County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 516.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 535.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 3.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 221.5 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 200.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 9.4°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.6º of all new cancer cases and 52.9º of all new cancer deaths
in Chemung County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.9º
oI all cancer cases and 32.7º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.6º oI all
cancer cases and 4.5º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.0º oI
all cancer cases and 6.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.2º oI all
cancer cases and 9.3º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.0°
Breast
9.2°
CRC
16.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.6°
Prostate
47.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.5°
Breast
9.3°
CRC
32.7°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.5°
Prostate
47.1°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
516.4
221.5
521.6
218.3
535.9
200.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-15
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Chemung County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Chemung County residents:
~ 11 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 4 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Chemung County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 516.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 535.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 3.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 221.5 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 200.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 9.4°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.6º of all new cancer cases and 52.9º of all new cancer deaths
in Chemung County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.9º
oI all cancer cases and 32.7º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.6º oI all
cancer cases and 4.5º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.0º oI
all cancer cases and 6.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.2º oI all
cancer cases and 9.3º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.0°
Breast
9.2°
CRC
16.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.6°
Prostate
47.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.5°
Breast
9.3°
CRC
32.7°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.5°
Prostate
47.1°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
516.4
221.5
521.6
218.3
535.9
200.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-15
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Chemung County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Chemung County residents:
~ 11 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 4 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Chemung County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 516.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 535.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 3.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 221.5 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 200.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 9.4°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.6º of all new cancer cases and 52.9º of all new cancer deaths
in Chemung County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.9º
oI all cancer cases and 32.7º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.6º oI all
cancer cases and 4.5º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.0º oI
all cancer cases and 6.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.2º oI all
cancer cases and 9.3º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.0°
Breast
9.2°
CRC
16.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.6°
Prostate
47.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.5°
Breast
9.3°
CRC
32.7°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.5°
Prostate
47.1°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
516.4
221.5
521.6
218.3
535.9
200.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-15
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Chemung County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Chemung County residents:
~ 11 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 4 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Chemung County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 516.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 535.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 3.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 221.5 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 200.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 9.4°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.6º of all new cancer cases and 52.9º of all new cancer deaths
in Chemung County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.9º
oI all cancer cases and 32.7º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.6º oI all
cancer cases and 4.5º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.0º oI
all cancer cases and 6.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.2º oI all
cancer cases and 9.3º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.0°
Breast
9.2°
CRC
16.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.6°
Prostate
47.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.5°
Breast
9.3°
CRC
32.7°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.5°
Prostate
47.1°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
516.4
221.5
521.6
218.3
535.9
200.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-15
Chemung County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Chemung County Demographics
Chemung
Chemung County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Chemung County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Chemung County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Chemung County
288
74
25
50
285
28
47
78
122
15
12
36 37
103
9
10
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Chemung
Chemung
Chemung
Chemung
Chemung
Chemung
491.3
132.6
38.7
78.1 607.4
59.6
101.4
162.7
186.6
22.9
15.9
57.3 224.8
20.0
79.2
24.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
62.8°
58.6°
51.2°
84.2°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
21.0 22.8 # #
88,830
218
15.4°
15.8°
$43,223
13.3°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-16
Chemung County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Chemung County Demographics
Chemung
Chemung County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Chemung County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Chemung County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Chemung County
288
74
25
50
285
28
47
78
122
15
12
36 37
103
9
10
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Chemung
Chemung
Chemung
Chemung
Chemung
Chemung
491.3
132.6
38.7
78.1 607.4
59.6
101.4
162.7
186.6
22.9
15.9
57.3 224.8
20.0
79.2
24.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
62.8°
58.6°
51.2°
84.2°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
21.0 22.8 # #
88,830
218
15.4°
15.8°
$43,223
13.3°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-16
Chemung County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Chemung County Demographics
Chemung
Chemung County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Chemung County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Chemung County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Chemung County
288
74
25
50
285
28
47
78
122
15
12
36 37
103
9
10
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Chemung
Chemung
Chemung
Chemung
Chemung
Chemung
491.3
132.6
38.7
78.1 607.4
59.6
101.4
162.7
186.6
22.9
15.9
57.3 224.8
20.0
79.2
24.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
62.8°
58.6°
51.2°
84.2°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
21.0 22.8 # #
88,830
218
15.4°
15.8°
$43,223
13.3°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-16
Chemung County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Chemung County Demographics
Chemung
Chemung County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Chemung County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Chemung County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Chemung County
288
74
25
50
285
28
47
78
122
15
12
36 37
103
9
10
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Chemung
Chemung
Chemung
Chemung
Chemung
Chemung
491.3
132.6
38.7
78.1 607.4
59.6
101.4
162.7
186.6
22.9
15.9
57.3 224.8
20.0
79.2
24.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
62.8°
58.6°
51.2°
84.2°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
21.0 22.8 # #
88,830
218
15.4°
15.8°
$43,223
13.3°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-16
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Chenango County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Chenango County residents:
~ 6 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Chenango County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 467.2 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 490.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 5.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 209.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 188.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 9.8°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 49.5º of all new cancer cases and 50.1º of all new cancer deaths
in Chenango County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.1º
oI all cancer cases and 28.9º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.8º oI all
cancer cases and 5.1º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 10.6º oI
all cancer cases and 7.3º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.0º oI all
cancer cases and 8.8º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
10.6°
Breast
9.0°
CRC
16.1°
Lung &
Bronchus 13.8°
Prostate
50.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.3°
Breast
8.8°
CRC
28.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.1°
Prostate
49.9° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
467.2
209.3
491.0
199.9
490.9
188.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-17
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Chenango County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Chenango County residents:
~ 6 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Chenango County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 467.2 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 490.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 5.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 209.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 188.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 9.8°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 49.5º of all new cancer cases and 50.1º of all new cancer deaths
in Chenango County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.1º
oI all cancer cases and 28.9º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.8º oI all
cancer cases and 5.1º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 10.6º oI
all cancer cases and 7.3º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.0º oI all
cancer cases and 8.8º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
10.6°
Breast
9.0°
CRC
16.1°
Lung &
Bronchus 13.8°
Prostate
50.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.3°
Breast
8.8°
CRC
28.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.1°
Prostate
49.9° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
467.2
209.3
491.0
199.9
490.9
188.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-17
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Chenango County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Chenango County residents:
~ 6 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Chenango County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 467.2 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 490.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 5.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 209.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 188.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 9.8°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 49.5º of all new cancer cases and 50.1º of all new cancer deaths
in Chenango County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.1º
oI all cancer cases and 28.9º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.8º oI all
cancer cases and 5.1º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 10.6º oI
all cancer cases and 7.3º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.0º oI all
cancer cases and 8.8º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
10.6°
Breast
9.0°
CRC
16.1°
Lung &
Bronchus 13.8°
Prostate
50.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.3°
Breast
8.8°
CRC
28.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.1°
Prostate
49.9° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
467.2
209.3
491.0
199.9
490.9
188.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-17
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Chenango County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Chenango County residents:
~ 6 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Chenango County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 467.2 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 490.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 5.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 209.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 188.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 9.8°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 49.5º of all new cancer cases and 50.1º of all new cancer deaths
in Chenango County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.1º
oI all cancer cases and 28.9º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.8º oI all
cancer cases and 5.1º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 10.6º oI
all cancer cases and 7.3º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.0º oI all
cancer cases and 8.8º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
10.6°
Breast
9.0°
CRC
16.1°
Lung &
Bronchus 13.8°
Prostate
50.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.3°
Breast
8.8°
CRC
28.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.1°
Prostate
49.9° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
467.2
209.3
491.0
199.9
490.9
188.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-17
Chenango County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Chenango County Demographics
Chenango
Chenango County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Chenango County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Chenango County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Chenango County
146
32
15
23
160
13
27
42
55
9
5
20 15
65
6
6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Chenango
Chenango
Chenango
Chenango
Chenango
Chenango
444.0
97.8
39.4
67.3 555.8
46.9
93.6
141.1
157.1
24.3
12.2
43.4 237.3
22.8
70.2
25.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.2°
37.1°
47.5°
81.7°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
21.1 16.9 # #
50,477
56
15.7°
15.5°
$41,515
14.7°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-18
Chenango County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Chenango County Demographics
Chenango
Chenango County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Chenango County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Chenango County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Chenango County
146
32
15
23
160
13
27
42
55
9
5
20 15
65
6
6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Chenango
Chenango
Chenango
Chenango
Chenango
Chenango
444.0
97.8
39.4
67.3 555.8
46.9
93.6
141.1
157.1
24.3
12.2
43.4 237.3
22.8
70.2
25.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.2°
37.1°
47.5°
81.7°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
21.1 16.9 # #
50,477
56
15.7°
15.5°
$41,515
14.7°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-18
Chenango County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Chenango County Demographics
Chenango
Chenango County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Chenango County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Chenango County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Chenango County
146
32
15
23
160
13
27
42
55
9
5
20 15
65
6
6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Chenango
Chenango
Chenango
Chenango
Chenango
Chenango
444.0
97.8
39.4
67.3 555.8
46.9
93.6
141.1
157.1
24.3
12.2
43.4 237.3
22.8
70.2
25.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.2°
37.1°
47.5°
81.7°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
21.1 16.9 # #
50,477
56
15.7°
15.5°
$41,515
14.7°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-18
Chenango County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Chenango County Demographics
Chenango
Chenango County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Chenango County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Chenango County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Chenango County
146
32
15
23
160
13
27
42
55
9
5
20 15
65
6
6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Chenango
Chenango
Chenango
Chenango
Chenango
Chenango
444.0
97.8
39.4
67.3 555.8
46.9
93.6
141.1
157.1
24.3
12.2
43.4 237.3
22.8
70.2
25.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.2°
37.1°
47.5°
81.7°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
21.1 16.9 # #
50,477
56
15.7°
15.5°
$41,515
14.7°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-18
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Clinton County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Clinton County residents:
~ 9 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Clinton County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 518.1 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 521.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 0.6°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 203.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 188.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 7.2°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.8º of all new cancer cases and 50.4º of all new cancer deaths
in Clinton County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 17.4º
oI all cancer cases and 35.2º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.1º oI all
cancer cases and 2.7º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.6º oI
all cancer cases and 4.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.7º oI all
cancer cases and 8.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.6°
Breast
10.7°
CRC
17.4°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.1°
Prostate
46.2°
Other
Percent of All Cases
4.5°
Breast
8.0°
CRC
35.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
2.7°
Prostate
49.6° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
518.1
203.3
533.7
206.2
521.1
188.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-19
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Clinton County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Clinton County residents:
~ 9 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Clinton County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 518.1 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 521.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 0.6°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 203.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 188.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 7.2°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.8º of all new cancer cases and 50.4º of all new cancer deaths
in Clinton County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 17.4º
oI all cancer cases and 35.2º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.1º oI all
cancer cases and 2.7º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.6º oI
all cancer cases and 4.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.7º oI all
cancer cases and 8.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.6°
Breast
10.7°
CRC
17.4°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.1°
Prostate
46.2°
Other
Percent of All Cases
4.5°
Breast
8.0°
CRC
35.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
2.7°
Prostate
49.6° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
518.1
203.3
533.7
206.2
521.1
188.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-19
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Clinton County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Clinton County residents:
~ 9 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Clinton County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 518.1 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 521.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 0.6°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 203.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 188.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 7.2°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.8º of all new cancer cases and 50.4º of all new cancer deaths
in Clinton County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 17.4º
oI all cancer cases and 35.2º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.1º oI all
cancer cases and 2.7º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.6º oI
all cancer cases and 4.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.7º oI all
cancer cases and 8.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.6°
Breast
10.7°
CRC
17.4°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.1°
Prostate
46.2°
Other
Percent of All Cases
4.5°
Breast
8.0°
CRC
35.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
2.7°
Prostate
49.6° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
518.1
203.3
533.7
206.2
521.1
188.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-19
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Clinton County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Clinton County residents:
~ 9 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Clinton County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 518.1 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 521.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 0.6°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 203.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 188.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 7.2°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.8º of all new cancer cases and 50.4º of all new cancer deaths
in Clinton County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 17.4º
oI all cancer cases and 35.2º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.1º oI all
cancer cases and 2.7º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.6º oI
all cancer cases and 4.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.7º oI all
cancer cases and 8.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.6°
Breast
10.7°
CRC
17.4°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.1°
Prostate
46.2°
Other
Percent of All Cases
4.5°
Breast
8.0°
CRC
35.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
2.7°
Prostate
49.6° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
518.1
203.3
533.7
206.2
521.1
188.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-19
Clinton County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Clinton County Demographics
Clinton
Clinton County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Clinton County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Clinton County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Clinton County
203
52
23
34
245
25
44
63
76
7
6
32 25
85
7
4
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Clinton
Clinton
Clinton
Clinton
Clinton
Clinton
442.4
113.8
49.1
73.6 628.7
63.9
117.6
154.9
157.3
14.9
11.3
52.1 231.4
18.8
86.7
14.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
67.5°
50.0°
58.6°
87.7°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
17.6 13.6 4.0 #
82,128
79
12.9°
14.1°
$45,740
16.6°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-20
Clinton County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Clinton County Demographics
Clinton
Clinton County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Clinton County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Clinton County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Clinton County
203
52
23
34
245
25
44
63
76
7
6
32 25
85
7
4
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Clinton
Clinton
Clinton
Clinton
Clinton
Clinton
442.4
113.8
49.1
73.6 628.7
63.9
117.6
154.9
157.3
14.9
11.3
52.1 231.4
18.8
86.7
14.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
67.5°
50.0°
58.6°
87.7°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
17.6 13.6 4.0 #
82,128
79
12.9°
14.1°
$45,740
16.6°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-20
Clinton County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Clinton County Demographics
Clinton
Clinton County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Clinton County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Clinton County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Clinton County
203
52
23
34
245
25
44
63
76
7
6
32 25
85
7
4
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Clinton
Clinton
Clinton
Clinton
Clinton
Clinton
442.4
113.8
49.1
73.6 628.7
63.9
117.6
154.9
157.3
14.9
11.3
52.1 231.4
18.8
86.7
14.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
67.5°
50.0°
58.6°
87.7°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
17.6 13.6 4.0 #
82,128
79
12.9°
14.1°
$45,740
16.6°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-20
Clinton County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Clinton County Demographics
Clinton
Clinton County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Clinton County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Clinton County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Clinton County
203
52
23
34
245
25
44
63
76
7
6
32 25
85
7
4
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Clinton
Clinton
Clinton
Clinton
Clinton
Clinton
442.4
113.8
49.1
73.6 628.7
63.9
117.6
154.9
157.3
14.9
11.3
52.1 231.4
18.8
86.7
14.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
67.5°
50.0°
58.6°
87.7°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
17.6 13.6 4.0 #
82,128
79
12.9°
14.1°
$45,740
16.6°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-20
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Columbia County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Columbia County residents:
~ 8 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Columbia County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 454.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 482.2 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 6.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 210.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 177.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 15.5°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.2º of all new cancer cases and 50.4º of all new cancer deaths
in Columbia County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 17.0º
oI all cancer cases and 32.7º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.2º oI all
cancer cases and 5.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.0º oI
all cancer cases and 4.2º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.0º oI all
cancer cases and 8.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.0°
Breast
10.0°
CRC
17.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.2°
Prostate
45.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
4.2°
Breast
8.0°
CRC
32.7°
Lung &
Bronchus 5.6°
Prostate
49.6° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
454.4
210.3
499.6
199.7
482.2
177.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-21
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Columbia County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Columbia County residents:
~ 8 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Columbia County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 454.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 482.2 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 6.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 210.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 177.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 15.5°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.2º of all new cancer cases and 50.4º of all new cancer deaths
in Columbia County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 17.0º
oI all cancer cases and 32.7º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.2º oI all
cancer cases and 5.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.0º oI
all cancer cases and 4.2º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.0º oI all
cancer cases and 8.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.0°
Breast
10.0°
CRC
17.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.2°
Prostate
45.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
4.2°
Breast
8.0°
CRC
32.7°
Lung &
Bronchus 5.6°
Prostate
49.6° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
454.4
210.3
499.6
199.7
482.2
177.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-21
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Columbia County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Columbia County residents:
~ 8 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Columbia County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 454.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 482.2 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 6.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 210.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 177.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 15.5°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.2º of all new cancer cases and 50.4º of all new cancer deaths
in Columbia County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 17.0º
oI all cancer cases and 32.7º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.2º oI all
cancer cases and 5.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.0º oI
all cancer cases and 4.2º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.0º oI all
cancer cases and 8.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.0°
Breast
10.0°
CRC
17.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.2°
Prostate
45.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
4.2°
Breast
8.0°
CRC
32.7°
Lung &
Bronchus 5.6°
Prostate
49.6° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
454.4
210.3
499.6
199.7
482.2
177.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-21
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Columbia County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Columbia County residents:
~ 8 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Columbia County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 454.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 482.2 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 6.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 210.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 177.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 15.5°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.2º of all new cancer cases and 50.4º of all new cancer deaths
in Columbia County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 17.0º
oI all cancer cases and 32.7º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.2º oI all
cancer cases and 5.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.0º oI
all cancer cases and 4.2º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.0º oI all
cancer cases and 8.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.0°
Breast
10.0°
CRC
17.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.2°
Prostate
45.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
4.2°
Breast
8.0°
CRC
32.7°
Lung &
Bronchus 5.6°
Prostate
49.6° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
454.4
210.3
499.6
199.7
482.2
177.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-21
Columbia County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Columbia County Demographics
Columbia
Columbia County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Columbia County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Columbia County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Columbia County
178
47
21
29
215
19
37
60
70
6
7
29 19
77
5
8
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
415.0
114.0
46.4
64.7 569.8
49.5
98.5
152.1
153.5
13.9
15.3
42.0 210.1
13.2
78.0
24.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
63.6°
36.0°
43.5°
78.1°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
22.1 11.2 5.8 #
63,096
99
16.9°
10.3°
$49,795
13.1°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-22
Columbia County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Columbia County Demographics
Columbia
Columbia County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Columbia County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Columbia County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Columbia County
178
47
21
29
215
19
37
60
70
6
7
29 19
77
5
8
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
415.0
114.0
46.4
64.7 569.8
49.5
98.5
152.1
153.5
13.9
15.3
42.0 210.1
13.2
78.0
24.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
63.6°
36.0°
43.5°
78.1°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
22.1 11.2 5.8 #
63,096
99
16.9°
10.3°
$49,795
13.1°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-22
Columbia County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Columbia County Demographics
Columbia
Columbia County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Columbia County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Columbia County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Columbia County
178
47
21
29
215
19
37
60
70
6
7
29 19
77
5
8
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
415.0
114.0
46.4
64.7 569.8
49.5
98.5
152.1
153.5
13.9
15.3
42.0 210.1
13.2
78.0
24.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
63.6°
36.0°
43.5°
78.1°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
22.1 11.2 5.8 #
63,096
99
16.9°
10.3°
$49,795
13.1°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-22
Columbia County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Columbia County Demographics
Columbia
Columbia County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Columbia County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Columbia County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Columbia County
178
47
21
29
215
19
37
60
70
6
7
29 19
77
5
8
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
415.0
114.0
46.4
64.7 569.8
49.5
98.5
152.1
153.5
13.9
15.3
42.0 210.1
13.2
78.0
24.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
63.6°
36.0°
43.5°
78.1°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
22.1 11.2 5.8 #
63,096
99
16.9°
10.3°
$49,795
13.1°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-22
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Cortland County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Cortland County residents:
~ 5 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Cortland County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 446.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 541.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 21.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 189.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 201.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has increased 6.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have increased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.6º of all new cancer cases and 49.2º of all new cancer deaths
in Cortland County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.4º
oI all cancer cases and 26.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.9º oI all
cancer cases and 5.0º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI
all cancer cases and 7.1º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.9º oI all
cancer cases and 10.3º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.4°
Breast
9.9°
CRC
16.4°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.9°
Prostate
45.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.1°
Breast
10.3°
CRC
26.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.0°
Prostate
50.8°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
446.9
189.6
492.0
205.9
541.1
201.0
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
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r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-23
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Cortland County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Cortland County residents:
~ 5 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Cortland County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 446.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 541.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 21.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 189.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 201.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has increased 6.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have increased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.6º of all new cancer cases and 49.2º of all new cancer deaths
in Cortland County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.4º
oI all cancer cases and 26.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.9º oI all
cancer cases and 5.0º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI
all cancer cases and 7.1º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.9º oI all
cancer cases and 10.3º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.4°
Breast
9.9°
CRC
16.4°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.9°
Prostate
45.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.1°
Breast
10.3°
CRC
26.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.0°
Prostate
50.8°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
446.9
189.6
492.0
205.9
541.1
201.0
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-23
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Cortland County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Cortland County residents:
~ 5 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Cortland County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 446.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 541.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 21.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 189.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 201.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has increased 6.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have increased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.6º of all new cancer cases and 49.2º of all new cancer deaths
in Cortland County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.4º
oI all cancer cases and 26.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.9º oI all
cancer cases and 5.0º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI
all cancer cases and 7.1º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.9º oI all
cancer cases and 10.3º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.4°
Breast
9.9°
CRC
16.4°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.9°
Prostate
45.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.1°
Breast
10.3°
CRC
26.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.0°
Prostate
50.8°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
446.9
189.6
492.0
205.9
541.1
201.0
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-23
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Cortland County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Cortland County residents:
~ 5 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Cortland County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 446.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 541.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 21.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 189.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 201.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has increased 6.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have increased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.6º of all new cancer cases and 49.2º of all new cancer deaths
in Cortland County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.4º
oI all cancer cases and 26.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.9º oI all
cancer cases and 5.0º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI
all cancer cases and 7.1º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.9º oI all
cancer cases and 10.3º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.4°
Breast
9.9°
CRC
16.4°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.9°
Prostate
45.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.1°
Breast
10.3°
CRC
26.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.0°
Prostate
50.8°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
446.9
189.6
492.0
205.9
541.1
201.0
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-23
Cortland County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Cortland County Demographics
Cortland
Cortland County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Cortland County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Cortland County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Cortland County
128
31
15
19
144
12
25
46
49
7
5
16 11
51
5
5
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Cortland
Cortland
Cortland
Cortland
Cortland
Cortland
467.8
115.5
49.4
69.3 651.3
57.9
116.9
198.5
174.3
25.1
16.7
37.8 243.6
25.7
78.5
24.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
72.6°
39.7°
33.3°
88.5°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
18.2 18.7 # #
49,336
99
12.6°
17.8°
$42,032
11.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-24
Cortland County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Cortland County Demographics
Cortland
Cortland County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Cortland County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Cortland County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Cortland County
128
31
15
19
144
12
25
46
49
7
5
16 11
51
5
5
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Cortland
Cortland
Cortland
Cortland
Cortland
Cortland
467.8
115.5
49.4
69.3 651.3
57.9
116.9
198.5
174.3
25.1
16.7
37.8 243.6
25.7
78.5
24.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
72.6°
39.7°
33.3°
88.5°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
18.2 18.7 # #
49,336
99
12.6°
17.8°
$42,032
11.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-24
Cortland County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Cortland County Demographics
Cortland
Cortland County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Cortland County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Cortland County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Cortland County
128
31
15
19
144
12
25
46
49
7
5
16 11
51
5
5
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Cortland
Cortland
Cortland
Cortland
Cortland
Cortland
467.8
115.5
49.4
69.3 651.3
57.9
116.9
198.5
174.3
25.1
16.7
37.8 243.6
25.7
78.5
24.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
72.6°
39.7°
33.3°
88.5°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
18.2 18.7 # #
49,336
99
12.6°
17.8°
$42,032
11.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-24
Cortland County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Cortland County Demographics
Cortland
Cortland County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Cortland County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Cortland County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Cortland County
128
31
15
19
144
12
25
46
49
7
5
16 11
51
5
5
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Cortland
Cortland
Cortland
Cortland
Cortland
Cortland
467.8
115.5
49.4
69.3 651.3
57.9
116.9
198.5
174.3
25.1
16.7
37.8 243.6
25.7
78.5
24.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
72.6°
39.7°
33.3°
88.5°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
18.2 18.7 # #
49,336
99
12.6°
17.8°
$42,032
11.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-24
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Delaware County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Delaware County residents:
~ 6 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Delaware County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 391.6 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 477.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 21.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 196.1 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 180.3 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 8.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.5º of all new cancer cases and 50.6º of all new cancer deaths
in Delaware County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.6º
oI all cancer cases and 28.5º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.0º oI all
cancer cases and 6.2º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI
all cancer cases and 5.9º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.5º oI all
cancer cases and 10.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.4°
Breast
10.5°
CRC
16.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.0°
Prostate
47.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.9°
Breast
10.0°
CRC
28.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
6.2°
Prostate
49.4° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
391.6
196.1
486.6
185.4
477.1
180.3
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-25
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Delaware County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Delaware County residents:
~ 6 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Delaware County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 391.6 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 477.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 21.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 196.1 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 180.3 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 8.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.5º of all new cancer cases and 50.6º of all new cancer deaths
in Delaware County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.6º
oI all cancer cases and 28.5º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.0º oI all
cancer cases and 6.2º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI
all cancer cases and 5.9º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.5º oI all
cancer cases and 10.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.4°
Breast
10.5°
CRC
16.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.0°
Prostate
47.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.9°
Breast
10.0°
CRC
28.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
6.2°
Prostate
49.4° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
391.6
196.1
486.6
185.4
477.1
180.3
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-25
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Delaware County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Delaware County residents:
~ 6 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Delaware County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 391.6 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 477.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 21.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 196.1 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 180.3 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 8.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.5º of all new cancer cases and 50.6º of all new cancer deaths
in Delaware County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.6º
oI all cancer cases and 28.5º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.0º oI all
cancer cases and 6.2º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI
all cancer cases and 5.9º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.5º oI all
cancer cases and 10.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.4°
Breast
10.5°
CRC
16.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.0°
Prostate
47.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.9°
Breast
10.0°
CRC
28.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
6.2°
Prostate
49.4° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
391.6
196.1
486.6
185.4
477.1
180.3
P
e
r
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n
s

P
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r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-25
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Delaware County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Delaware County residents:
~ 6 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Delaware County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 391.6 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 477.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 21.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 196.1 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 180.3 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 8.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.5º of all new cancer cases and 50.6º of all new cancer deaths
in Delaware County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.6º
oI all cancer cases and 28.5º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 14.0º oI all
cancer cases and 6.2º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI
all cancer cases and 5.9º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.5º oI all
cancer cases and 10.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.4°
Breast
10.5°
CRC
16.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
14.0°
Prostate
47.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.9°
Breast
10.0°
CRC
28.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
6.2°
Prostate
49.4° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
391.6
196.1
486.6
185.4
477.1
180.3
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
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1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-25
Delaware County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Delaware County Demographics
Delaware
Delaware County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Delaware County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Delaware County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Delaware County
141
35
17
20
169
15
31
43
59
7
7
21 14
64
6
8
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
422.0
110.9
47.8
55.7 549.1
50.1
98.5
135.8
158.8
19.5
16.5
40.8 210.2
18.8
66.3
27.1
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
62.6°
35.4°
41.7°
79.3°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
25.8 13.9 # 3.8
47,980
33
19.2°
15.4°
$43,340
14.1°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-26
Delaware County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Delaware County Demographics
Delaware
Delaware County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Delaware County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Delaware County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Delaware County
141
35
17
20
169
15
31
43
59
7
7
21 14
64
6
8
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
422.0
110.9
47.8
55.7 549.1
50.1
98.5
135.8
158.8
19.5
16.5
40.8 210.2
18.8
66.3
27.1
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
62.6°
35.4°
41.7°
79.3°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
25.8 13.9 # 3.8
47,980
33
19.2°
15.4°
$43,340
14.1°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-26
Delaware County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Delaware County Demographics
Delaware
Delaware County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Delaware County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Delaware County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Delaware County
141
35
17
20
169
15
31
43
59
7
7
21 14
64
6
8
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
422.0
110.9
47.8
55.7 549.1
50.1
98.5
135.8
158.8
19.5
16.5
40.8 210.2
18.8
66.3
27.1
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
62.6°
35.4°
41.7°
79.3°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
25.8 13.9 # 3.8
47,980
33
19.2°
15.4°
$43,340
14.1°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-26
Delaware County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Delaware County Demographics
Delaware
Delaware County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Delaware County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Delaware County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Delaware County
141
35
17
20
169
15
31
43
59
7
7
21 14
64
6
8
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
422.0
110.9
47.8
55.7 549.1
50.1
98.5
135.8
158.8
19.5
16.5
40.8 210.2
18.8
66.3
27.1
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
62.6°
35.4°
41.7°
79.3°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
25.8 13.9 # 3.8
47,980
33
19.2°
15.4°
$43,340
14.1°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-26
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Dutchess County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Dutchess County residents:
~ 29 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 10 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Dutchess County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 495.8 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 484.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 2.4°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 218.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 174.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 20.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.1º of all new cancer cases and 50.2º of all new cancer deaths
in Dutchess County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.3º
oI all cancer cases and 28.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 12.6º oI all
cancer cases and 5.0º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 15.1º oI
all cancer cases and 7.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.1º oI all
cancer cases and 9.7º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
15.1°
Breast
10.1°
CRC
14.3°
Lung &
Bronchus
12.6°
Prostate
47.9°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.5°
Breast
9.7°
CRC
28.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.0°
Prostate
49.8° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
495.8
218.6
511.4
198.6
484.1
174.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-27
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Dutchess County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Dutchess County residents:
~ 29 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 10 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Dutchess County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 495.8 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 484.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 2.4°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 218.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 174.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 20.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.1º of all new cancer cases and 50.2º of all new cancer deaths
in Dutchess County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.3º
oI all cancer cases and 28.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 12.6º oI all
cancer cases and 5.0º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 15.1º oI
all cancer cases and 7.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.1º oI all
cancer cases and 9.7º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
15.1°
Breast
10.1°
CRC
14.3°
Lung &
Bronchus
12.6°
Prostate
47.9°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.5°
Breast
9.7°
CRC
28.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.0°
Prostate
49.8° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
495.8
218.6
511.4
198.6
484.1
174.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-27
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Dutchess County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Dutchess County residents:
~ 29 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 10 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Dutchess County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 495.8 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 484.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 2.4°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 218.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 174.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 20.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.1º of all new cancer cases and 50.2º of all new cancer deaths
in Dutchess County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.3º
oI all cancer cases and 28.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 12.6º oI all
cancer cases and 5.0º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 15.1º oI
all cancer cases and 7.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.1º oI all
cancer cases and 9.7º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
15.1°
Breast
10.1°
CRC
14.3°
Lung &
Bronchus
12.6°
Prostate
47.9°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.5°
Breast
9.7°
CRC
28.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.0°
Prostate
49.8° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
495.8
218.6
511.4
198.6
484.1
174.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-27
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Dutchess County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Dutchess County residents:
~ 29 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 10 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Dutchess County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 495.8 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 484.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 2.4°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 218.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 174.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 20.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.1º of all new cancer cases and 50.2º of all new cancer deaths
in Dutchess County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.3º
oI all cancer cases and 28.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 12.6º oI all
cancer cases and 5.0º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 15.1º oI
all cancer cases and 7.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.1º oI all
cancer cases and 9.7º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
15.1°
Breast
10.1°
CRC
14.3°
Lung &
Bronchus
12.6°
Prostate
47.9°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.5°
Breast
9.7°
CRC
28.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.0°
Prostate
49.8° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
495.8
218.6
511.4
198.6
484.1
174.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-27
Dutchess County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Dutchess County Demographics
Dutchess
Dutchess County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Dutchess County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Dutchess County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Dutchess County
744
226
70
98
747
81
115
187
263
40
24
78 70
266
27
26
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Dutchess
Dutchess
Dutchess
Dutchess
Dutchess
Dutchess
451.8
136.5
40.9
59.3 539.4
60.9
86.2
132.0
154.4
22.9
13.9
42.1 206.4
21.5
59.8
23.8
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
67.7°
39.0°
38.1°
85.1°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
17.5 12.6 2.6 1.6
297,488
371
12.7°
8.9°
$68,891
11.4°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-28
Dutchess County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Dutchess County Demographics
Dutchess
Dutchess County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Dutchess County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Dutchess County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Dutchess County
744
226
70
98
747
81
115
187
263
40
24
78 70
266
27
26
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Dutchess
Dutchess
Dutchess
Dutchess
Dutchess
Dutchess
451.8
136.5
40.9
59.3 539.4
60.9
86.2
132.0
154.4
22.9
13.9
42.1 206.4
21.5
59.8
23.8
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
67.7°
39.0°
38.1°
85.1°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
17.5 12.6 2.6 1.6
297,488
371
12.7°
8.9°
$68,891
11.4°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-28
Dutchess County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Dutchess County Demographics
Dutchess
Dutchess County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Dutchess County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Dutchess County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Dutchess County
744
226
70
98
747
81
115
187
263
40
24
78 70
266
27
26
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Dutchess
Dutchess
Dutchess
Dutchess
Dutchess
Dutchess
451.8
136.5
40.9
59.3 539.4
60.9
86.2
132.0
154.4
22.9
13.9
42.1 206.4
21.5
59.8
23.8
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
67.7°
39.0°
38.1°
85.1°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
17.5 12.6 2.6 1.6
297,488
371
12.7°
8.9°
$68,891
11.4°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-28
Dutchess County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Dutchess County Demographics
Dutchess
Dutchess County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Dutchess County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Dutchess County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Dutchess County
744
226
70
98
747
81
115
187
263
40
24
78 70
266
27
26
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Dutchess
Dutchess
Dutchess
Dutchess
Dutchess
Dutchess
451.8
136.5
40.9
59.3 539.4
60.9
86.2
132.0
154.4
22.9
13.9
42.1 206.4
21.5
59.8
23.8
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
67.7°
39.0°
38.1°
85.1°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
17.5 12.6 2.6 1.6
297,488
371
12.7°
8.9°
$68,891
11.4°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-28
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Erie County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Erie County residents:
~ 113 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 43 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Erie County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 481.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 528.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.7°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 218.7 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 195.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.8°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.5º of all new cancer cases and 50.1º of all new cancer deaths
in Erie County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.6º
oI all cancer cases and 28.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.6º oI all
cancer cases and 4.8º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.9º oI
all cancer cases and 7.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.3º oI all
cancer cases and 8.8º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.9°
Breast
9.3°
CRC
14.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.6°
Prostate
46.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.7°
Breast
8.8°
CRC
28.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.8°
Prostate
49.9° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
481.9
218.7
502.2
203.4
528.5
195.0
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-29
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Erie County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Erie County residents:
~ 113 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 43 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Erie County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 481.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 528.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.7°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 218.7 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 195.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.8°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.5º of all new cancer cases and 50.1º of all new cancer deaths
in Erie County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.6º
oI all cancer cases and 28.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.6º oI all
cancer cases and 4.8º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.9º oI
all cancer cases and 7.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.3º oI all
cancer cases and 8.8º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.9°
Breast
9.3°
CRC
14.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.6°
Prostate
46.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.7°
Breast
8.8°
CRC
28.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.8°
Prostate
49.9° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
481.9
218.7
502.2
203.4
528.5
195.0
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-29
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Erie County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Erie County residents:
~ 113 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 43 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Erie County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 481.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 528.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.7°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 218.7 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 195.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.8°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.5º of all new cancer cases and 50.1º of all new cancer deaths
in Erie County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.6º
oI all cancer cases and 28.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.6º oI all
cancer cases and 4.8º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.9º oI
all cancer cases and 7.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.3º oI all
cancer cases and 8.8º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.9°
Breast
9.3°
CRC
14.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.6°
Prostate
46.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.7°
Breast
8.8°
CRC
28.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.8°
Prostate
49.9° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
481.9
218.7
502.2
203.4
528.5
195.0
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-29
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Erie County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Erie County residents:
~ 113 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 43 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Erie County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 481.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 528.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.7°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 218.7 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 195.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.8°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.5º of all new cancer cases and 50.1º of all new cancer deaths
in Erie County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.6º
oI all cancer cases and 28.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.6º oI all
cancer cases and 4.8º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.9º oI
all cancer cases and 7.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.3º oI all
cancer cases and 8.8º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.9°
Breast
9.3°
CRC
14.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.6°
Prostate
46.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.7°
Breast
8.8°
CRC
28.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.8°
Prostate
49.9° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
481.9
218.7
502.2
203.4
528.5
195.0
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-29
Erie County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Erie County Demographics
Erie
Erie County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Erie County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Erie County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Erie County
2,855
813
272
426
2,996
273
430
914
1,155
174
102
334 313
1,096
96
109
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Erie
Erie
Erie
Erie
Erie
Erie
463.6
136.3
40.8
66.0 633.7
58.3
91.2
190.6
171.4
26.6
14.0
47.4 236.6
21.0
71.3
24.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
64.7°
42.9°
48.2°
88.6°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
24.5 14.8 3.2 1.6
919,040
880
15.6°
13.9°
$46,739
12.1°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-30
Erie County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Erie County Demographics
Erie
Erie County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Erie County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Erie County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Erie County
2,855
813
272
426
2,996
273
430
914
1,155
174
102
334 313
1,096
96
109
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Erie
Erie
Erie
Erie
Erie
Erie
463.6
136.3
40.8
66.0 633.7
58.3
91.2
190.6
171.4
26.6
14.0
47.4 236.6
21.0
71.3
24.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
64.7°
42.9°
48.2°
88.6°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
24.5 14.8 3.2 1.6
919,040
880
15.6°
13.9°
$46,739
12.1°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-30
Erie County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Erie County Demographics
Erie
Erie County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Erie County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Erie County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Erie County
2,855
813
272
426
2,996
273
430
914
1,155
174
102
334 313
1,096
96
109
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Erie
Erie
Erie
Erie
Erie
Erie
463.6
136.3
40.8
66.0 633.7
58.3
91.2
190.6
171.4
26.6
14.0
47.4 236.6
21.0
71.3
24.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
64.7°
42.9°
48.2°
88.6°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
24.5 14.8 3.2 1.6
919,040
880
15.6°
13.9°
$46,739
12.1°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-30
Erie County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Erie County Demographics
Erie
Erie County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Erie County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Erie County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Erie County
2,855
813
272
426
2,996
273
430
914
1,155
174
102
334 313
1,096
96
109
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Erie
Erie
Erie
Erie
Erie
Erie
463.6
136.3
40.8
66.0 633.7
58.3
91.2
190.6
171.4
26.6
14.0
47.4 236.6
21.0
71.3
24.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
64.7°
42.9°
48.2°
88.6°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
24.5 14.8 3.2 1.6
919,040
880
15.6°
13.9°
$46,739
12.1°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-30
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Essex County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Essex County residents:
~ 5 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Essex County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 526.0 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 509.3 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 3.2°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 244.2 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 184.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 24.3°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 51.2º of all new cancer cases and 48.2º of all new cancer deaths
in Essex County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.8º
oI all cancer cases and 31.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.4º oI all
cancer cases and 5.2º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.8º oI
all cancer cases and 3.4º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.2º oI all
cancer cases and 8.6º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.8°
Breast
10.2°
CRC
15.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.4°
Prostate
48.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
3.4°
Breast
8.6°
CRC
31.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.2°
Prostate
51.8°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
526.0
244.2
502.8
204.8
509.3
184.8
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-31
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Essex County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Essex County residents:
~ 5 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Essex County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 526.0 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 509.3 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 3.2°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 244.2 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 184.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 24.3°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 51.2º of all new cancer cases and 48.2º of all new cancer deaths
in Essex County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.8º
oI all cancer cases and 31.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.4º oI all
cancer cases and 5.2º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.8º oI
all cancer cases and 3.4º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.2º oI all
cancer cases and 8.6º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.8°
Breast
10.2°
CRC
15.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.4°
Prostate
48.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
3.4°
Breast
8.6°
CRC
31.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.2°
Prostate
51.8°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
526.0
244.2
502.8
204.8
509.3
184.8
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-31
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Essex County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Essex County residents:
~ 5 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Essex County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 526.0 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 509.3 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 3.2°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 244.2 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 184.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 24.3°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 51.2º of all new cancer cases and 48.2º of all new cancer deaths
in Essex County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.8º
oI all cancer cases and 31.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.4º oI all
cancer cases and 5.2º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.8º oI
all cancer cases and 3.4º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.2º oI all
cancer cases and 8.6º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.8°
Breast
10.2°
CRC
15.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.4°
Prostate
48.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
3.4°
Breast
8.6°
CRC
31.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.2°
Prostate
51.8°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
526.0
244.2
502.8
204.8
509.3
184.8
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-31
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Essex County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Essex County residents:
~ 5 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Essex County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 526.0 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 509.3 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 3.2°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 244.2 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 184.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 24.3°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 51.2º of all new cancer cases and 48.2º of all new cancer deaths
in Essex County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.8º
oI all cancer cases and 31.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.4º oI all
cancer cases and 5.2º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.8º oI
all cancer cases and 3.4º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.2º oI all
cancer cases and 8.6º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.8°
Breast
10.2°
CRC
15.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.4°
Prostate
48.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
3.4°
Breast
8.6°
CRC
31.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.2°
Prostate
51.8°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
526.0
244.2
502.8
204.8
509.3
184.8
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-31
Essex County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Essex County Demographics
Essex
Essex County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Essex County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Essex County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Essex County
117
30
12
19
135
14
21
34
42
3
3
15 14
51
5
5
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
453.7
117.9
42.4
68.3 592.3
59.9
93.3
144.4
147.7
11.0
11.6
51.7 235.8
22.6
66.9
24.3
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
67.4°
46.9°
55.4°
83.0°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.5 18.5 8.8 #
39,370
22
16.8°
11.6°
$42,924
11.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-32
Essex County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Essex County Demographics
Essex
Essex County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Essex County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Essex County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Essex County
117
30
12
19
135
14
21
34
42
3
3
15 14
51
5
5
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
453.7
117.9
42.4
68.3 592.3
59.9
93.3
144.4
147.7
11.0
11.6
51.7 235.8
22.6
66.9
24.3
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
67.4°
46.9°
55.4°
83.0°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.5 18.5 8.8 #
39,370
22
16.8°
11.6°
$42,924
11.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-32
Essex County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Essex County Demographics
Essex
Essex County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Essex County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Essex County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Essex County
117
30
12
19
135
14
21
34
42
3
3
15 14
51
5
5
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
453.7
117.9
42.4
68.3 592.3
59.9
93.3
144.4
147.7
11.0
11.6
51.7 235.8
22.6
66.9
24.3
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
67.4°
46.9°
55.4°
83.0°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.5 18.5 8.8 #
39,370
22
16.8°
11.6°
$42,924
11.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
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Essex County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Essex County Demographics
Essex
Essex County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Essex County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Essex County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Essex County
117
30
12
19
135
14
21
34
42
3
3
15 14
51
5
5
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
Essex
453.7
117.9
42.4
68.3 592.3
59.9
93.3
144.4
147.7
11.0
11.6
51.7 235.8
22.6
66.9
24.3
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
67.4°
46.9°
55.4°
83.0°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.5 18.5 8.8 #
39,370
22
16.8°
11.6°
$42,924
11.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-32
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Franklin County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Franklin County residents:
~ 5 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Franklin County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 504.0 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 500.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 0.6°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 214.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 192.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.4°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.0º of all new cancer cases and 49.3º of all new cancer deaths
in Franklin County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.5º
oI all cancer cases and 29.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.8º oI all
cancer cases and 3.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.3º oI
all cancer cases and 5.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI all
cancer cases and 10.3º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.3°
Breast
11.4°
CRC
15.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.8°
Prostate
48.0°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.5°
Breast
10.3°
CRC
29.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
3.6°
Prostate
50.7°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
504.0
214.3
555.9
199.7
500.9
192.1
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-33
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Franklin County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Franklin County residents:
~ 5 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Franklin County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 504.0 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 500.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 0.6°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 214.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 192.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.4°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.0º of all new cancer cases and 49.3º of all new cancer deaths
in Franklin County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.5º
oI all cancer cases and 29.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.8º oI all
cancer cases and 3.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.3º oI
all cancer cases and 5.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI all
cancer cases and 10.3º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.3°
Breast
11.4°
CRC
15.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.8°
Prostate
48.0°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.5°
Breast
10.3°
CRC
29.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
3.6°
Prostate
50.7°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
504.0
214.3
555.9
199.7
500.9
192.1
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-33
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Franklin County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Franklin County residents:
~ 5 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Franklin County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 504.0 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 500.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 0.6°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 214.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 192.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.4°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.0º of all new cancer cases and 49.3º of all new cancer deaths
in Franklin County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.5º
oI all cancer cases and 29.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.8º oI all
cancer cases and 3.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.3º oI
all cancer cases and 5.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI all
cancer cases and 10.3º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.3°
Breast
11.4°
CRC
15.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.8°
Prostate
48.0°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.5°
Breast
10.3°
CRC
29.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
3.6°
Prostate
50.7°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
504.0
214.3
555.9
199.7
500.9
192.1
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-33
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Franklin County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Franklin County residents:
~ 5 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Franklin County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 504.0 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 500.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 0.6°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 214.3 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 192.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.4°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.0º of all new cancer cases and 49.3º of all new cancer deaths
in Franklin County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.5º
oI all cancer cases and 29.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.8º oI all
cancer cases and 3.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.3º oI
all cancer cases and 5.5º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI all
cancer cases and 10.3º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.3°
Breast
11.4°
CRC
15.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.8°
Prostate
48.0°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.5°
Breast
10.3°
CRC
29.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
3.6°
Prostate
50.7°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
504.0
214.3
555.9
199.7
500.9
192.1
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-33
Franklin County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Franklin County Demographics
Franklin
Franklin County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Franklin County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Franklin County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Franklin County
129
31
16
19
148
15
24
38
48
6
5
19 12
57
6
4
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
444.9
108.7
52.2
62.7 591.9
64.3
101.6
148.6
157.3
20.5
15.6
41.8 247.1
25.8
80.5
19.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
72.3°
53.3°
45.3°
83.1°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
24.9 20.4 6.4 #
51,599
32
13.2°
16.8°
$40,217
17.7°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-34
Franklin County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Franklin County Demographics
Franklin
Franklin County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Franklin County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Franklin County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Franklin County
129
31
16
19
148
15
24
38
48
6
5
19 12
57
6
4
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
444.9
108.7
52.2
62.7 591.9
64.3
101.6
148.6
157.3
20.5
15.6
41.8 247.1
25.8
80.5
19.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
72.3°
53.3°
45.3°
83.1°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
24.9 20.4 6.4 #
51,599
32
13.2°
16.8°
$40,217
17.7°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-34
Franklin County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Franklin County Demographics
Franklin
Franklin County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Franklin County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Franklin County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Franklin County
129
31
16
19
148
15
24
38
48
6
5
19 12
57
6
4
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
444.9
108.7
52.2
62.7 591.9
64.3
101.6
148.6
157.3
20.5
15.6
41.8 247.1
25.8
80.5
19.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
72.3°
53.3°
45.3°
83.1°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
24.9 20.4 6.4 #
51,599
32
13.2°
16.8°
$40,217
17.7°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-34
Franklin County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Franklin County Demographics
Franklin
Franklin County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Franklin County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Franklin County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Franklin County
129
31
16
19
148
15
24
38
48
6
5
19 12
57
6
4
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
Franklin
444.9
108.7
52.2
62.7 591.9
64.3
101.6
148.6
157.3
20.5
15.6
41.8 247.1
25.8
80.5
19.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
72.3°
53.3°
45.3°
83.1°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
24.9 20.4 6.4 #
51,599
32
13.2°
16.8°
$40,217
17.7°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-34
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Fulton County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Fulton County residents:
~ 7 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Fulton County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 487.1 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 535.4 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.9°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 215.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 181.2 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 16.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.7º of all new cancer cases and 55.3º of all new cancer deaths
in Fulton County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.9º
oI all cancer cases and 31.1º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.1º oI all
cancer cases and 4.7º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI
all cancer cases and 7.4º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.2º oI all
cancer cases and 12.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.4°
Breast
11.2°
CRC
14.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.1°
Prostate
47.3°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.4°
Breast
12.1°
CRC
31.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.7°
Prostate
44.7°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
487.1
215.6
502.1
204.3
535.4
181.2
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-35
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Fulton County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Fulton County residents:
~ 7 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Fulton County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 487.1 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 535.4 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.9°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 215.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 181.2 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 16.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.7º of all new cancer cases and 55.3º of all new cancer deaths
in Fulton County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.9º
oI all cancer cases and 31.1º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.1º oI all
cancer cases and 4.7º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI
all cancer cases and 7.4º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.2º oI all
cancer cases and 12.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.4°
Breast
11.2°
CRC
14.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.1°
Prostate
47.3°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.4°
Breast
12.1°
CRC
31.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.7°
Prostate
44.7°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
487.1
215.6
502.1
204.3
535.4
181.2
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-35
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Fulton County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Fulton County residents:
~ 7 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Fulton County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 487.1 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 535.4 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.9°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 215.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 181.2 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 16.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.7º of all new cancer cases and 55.3º of all new cancer deaths
in Fulton County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.9º
oI all cancer cases and 31.1º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.1º oI all
cancer cases and 4.7º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI
all cancer cases and 7.4º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.2º oI all
cancer cases and 12.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.4°
Breast
11.2°
CRC
14.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.1°
Prostate
47.3°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.4°
Breast
12.1°
CRC
31.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.7°
Prostate
44.7°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
487.1
215.6
502.1
204.3
535.4
181.2
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-35
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Fulton County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Fulton County residents:
~ 7 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Fulton County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 487.1 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 535.4 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.9°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 215.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 181.2 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 16.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.7º of all new cancer cases and 55.3º of all new cancer deaths
in Fulton County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.9º
oI all cancer cases and 31.1º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.1º oI all
cancer cases and 4.7º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI
all cancer cases and 7.4º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.2º oI all
cancer cases and 12.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.4°
Breast
11.2°
CRC
14.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.1°
Prostate
47.3°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.4°
Breast
12.1°
CRC
31.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.7°
Prostate
44.7°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
487.1
215.6
502.1
204.3
535.4
181.2
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-35
Fulton County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Fulton County Demographics
Fulton
Fulton County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Fulton County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Fulton County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Fulton County
170
41
18
26
190
22
27
54
65
9
8
19 20
63
7
6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Fulton
Fulton
Fulton
Fulton
Fulton
Fulton
472.9
117.4
45.5
72.6 630.6
74.5
90.9
175.9
164.9
24.5
19.2
55.0 208.5
22.6
64.0
21.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
54.5°
38.3°
36.1°
78.3°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
22.6 12.7 6.0 #
55,531
112
15.7°
17.3°
$39,467
17.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-36
Fulton County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Fulton County Demographics
Fulton
Fulton County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Fulton County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Fulton County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Fulton County
170
41
18
26
190
22
27
54
65
9
8
19 20
63
7
6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Fulton
Fulton
Fulton
Fulton
Fulton
Fulton
472.9
117.4
45.5
72.6 630.6
74.5
90.9
175.9
164.9
24.5
19.2
55.0 208.5
22.6
64.0
21.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
54.5°
38.3°
36.1°
78.3°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
22.6 12.7 6.0 #
55,531
112
15.7°
17.3°
$39,467
17.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-36
Fulton County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Fulton County Demographics
Fulton
Fulton County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Fulton County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Fulton County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Fulton County
170
41
18
26
190
22
27
54
65
9
8
19 20
63
7
6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Fulton
Fulton
Fulton
Fulton
Fulton
Fulton
472.9
117.4
45.5
72.6 630.6
74.5
90.9
175.9
164.9
24.5
19.2
55.0 208.5
22.6
64.0
21.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
54.5°
38.3°
36.1°
78.3°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
22.6 12.7 6.0 #
55,531
112
15.7°
17.3°
$39,467
17.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-36
Fulton County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Fulton County Demographics
Fulton
Fulton County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Fulton County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Fulton County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Fulton County
170
41
18
26
190
22
27
54
65
9
8
19 20
63
7
6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Fulton
Fulton
Fulton
Fulton
Fulton
Fulton
472.9
117.4
45.5
72.6 630.6
74.5
90.9
175.9
164.9
24.5
19.2
55.0 208.5
22.6
64.0
21.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
54.5°
38.3°
36.1°
78.3°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
22.6 12.7 6.0 #
55,531
112
15.7°
17.3°
$39,467
17.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-36
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Genesee County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Genesee County residents:
~ 7 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Genesee County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 486.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 491.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 1.0°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 213.4 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 176.3 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 17.4°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.8º of all new cancer cases and 50.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Genesee County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.0º
oI all cancer cases and 31.1º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.2º oI all
cancer cases and 4.4º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 14.5º oI
all cancer cases and 5.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.2º oI all
cancer cases and 9.6º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
14.5°
Breast
10.2°
CRC
15.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.2°
Prostate
45.2°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.7°
Breast
9.6°
CRC
31.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.4°
Prostate
49.2° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
486.4
213.4
539.2
197.0
491.1
176.3
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-37
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Genesee County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Genesee County residents:
~ 7 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Genesee County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 486.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 491.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 1.0°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 213.4 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 176.3 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 17.4°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.8º of all new cancer cases and 50.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Genesee County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.0º
oI all cancer cases and 31.1º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.2º oI all
cancer cases and 4.4º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 14.5º oI
all cancer cases and 5.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.2º oI all
cancer cases and 9.6º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
14.5°
Breast
10.2°
CRC
15.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.2°
Prostate
45.2°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.7°
Breast
9.6°
CRC
31.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.4°
Prostate
49.2° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
486.4
213.4
539.2
197.0
491.1
176.3
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-37
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Genesee County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Genesee County residents:
~ 7 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Genesee County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 486.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 491.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 1.0°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 213.4 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 176.3 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 17.4°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.8º of all new cancer cases and 50.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Genesee County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.0º
oI all cancer cases and 31.1º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.2º oI all
cancer cases and 4.4º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 14.5º oI
all cancer cases and 5.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.2º oI all
cancer cases and 9.6º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
14.5°
Breast
10.2°
CRC
15.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.2°
Prostate
45.2°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.7°
Breast
9.6°
CRC
31.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.4°
Prostate
49.2° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
486.4
213.4
539.2
197.0
491.1
176.3
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-37
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Genesee County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Genesee County residents:
~ 7 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Genesee County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 486.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 491.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 1.0°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 213.4 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 176.3 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 17.4°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 54.8º of all new cancer cases and 50.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Genesee County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.0º
oI all cancer cases and 31.1º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.2º oI all
cancer cases and 4.4º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 14.5º oI
all cancer cases and 5.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.2º oI all
cancer cases and 9.6º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
14.5°
Breast
10.2°
CRC
15.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.2°
Prostate
45.2°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.7°
Breast
9.6°
CRC
31.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.4°
Prostate
49.2° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
486.4
213.4
539.2
197.0
491.1
176.3
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-37
Genesee County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Genesee County Demographics
Genesee
Genesee County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Genesee County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Genesee County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Genesee County
165
50
18
24
179
17
28
52
60
7
6
23 17
67
6
6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Genesee
Genesee
Genesee
Genesee
Genesee
Genesee
435.8
135.5
45.4
60.6 568.9
54.5
88.1
162.7
148.6
18.7
15.2
41.5 227.0
20.1
73.5
20.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
71.4°
36.5°
35.4°
85.6°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.7 14.1 # #
60,079
122
15.6°
10.5°
$49,787
11.0°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-38
Genesee County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Genesee County Demographics
Genesee
Genesee County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Genesee County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Genesee County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Genesee County
165
50
18
24
179
17
28
52
60
7
6
23 17
67
6
6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Genesee
Genesee
Genesee
Genesee
Genesee
Genesee
435.8
135.5
45.4
60.6 568.9
54.5
88.1
162.7
148.6
18.7
15.2
41.5 227.0
20.1
73.5
20.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
71.4°
36.5°
35.4°
85.6°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.7 14.1 # #
60,079
122
15.6°
10.5°
$49,787
11.0°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-38
Genesee County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Genesee County Demographics
Genesee
Genesee County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Genesee County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Genesee County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Genesee County
165
50
18
24
179
17
28
52
60
7
6
23 17
67
6
6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Genesee
Genesee
Genesee
Genesee
Genesee
Genesee
435.8
135.5
45.4
60.6 568.9
54.5
88.1
162.7
148.6
18.7
15.2
41.5 227.0
20.1
73.5
20.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
71.4°
36.5°
35.4°
85.6°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.7 14.1 # #
60,079
122
15.6°
10.5°
$49,787
11.0°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-38
Genesee County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Genesee County Demographics
Genesee
Genesee County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Genesee County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Genesee County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Genesee County
165
50
18
24
179
17
28
52
60
7
6
23 17
67
6
6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Genesee
Genesee
Genesee
Genesee
Genesee
Genesee
435.8
135.5
45.4
60.6 568.9
54.5
88.1
162.7
148.6
18.7
15.2
41.5 227.0
20.1
73.5
20.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
71.4°
36.5°
35.4°
85.6°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.7 14.1 # #
60,079
122
15.6°
10.5°
$49,787
11.0°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-38
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Greene County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Greene County residents:
~ 7 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Greene County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 514.3 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 580.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 12.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 234.9 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 238.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has increased 1.7°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have increased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.3º of all new cancer cases and 49.0º of all new cancer deaths
in Greene County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.5º
oI all cancer cases and 27.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.1º oI all
cancer cases and 5.0º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.1º oI
all cancer cases and 6.2º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.5º oI all
cancer cases and 10.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.1°
Breast
10.5°
CRC
15.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.1°
Prostate
47.7°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.2°
Breast
10.1°
CRC
27.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.0°
Prostate
51.0°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
514.3
234.9
517.5
228.1
580.0
238.8
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-39
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Greene County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Greene County residents:
~ 7 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Greene County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 514.3 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 580.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 12.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 234.9 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 238.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has increased 1.7°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have increased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.3º of all new cancer cases and 49.0º of all new cancer deaths
in Greene County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.5º
oI all cancer cases and 27.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.1º oI all
cancer cases and 5.0º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.1º oI
all cancer cases and 6.2º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.5º oI all
cancer cases and 10.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.1°
Breast
10.5°
CRC
15.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.1°
Prostate
47.7°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.2°
Breast
10.1°
CRC
27.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.0°
Prostate
51.0°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
514.3
234.9
517.5
228.1
580.0
238.8
P
e
r
s
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n
s

P
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r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-39
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Greene County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Greene County residents:
~ 7 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Greene County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 514.3 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 580.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 12.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 234.9 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 238.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has increased 1.7°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have increased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.3º of all new cancer cases and 49.0º of all new cancer deaths
in Greene County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.5º
oI all cancer cases and 27.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.1º oI all
cancer cases and 5.0º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.1º oI
all cancer cases and 6.2º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.5º oI all
cancer cases and 10.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.1°
Breast
10.5°
CRC
15.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.1°
Prostate
47.7°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.2°
Breast
10.1°
CRC
27.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.0°
Prostate
51.0°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
514.3
234.9
517.5
228.1
580.0
238.8
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-39
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Greene County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Greene County residents:
~ 7 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Greene County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 514.3 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 580.0 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 12.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 234.9 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 238.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has increased 1.7°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have increased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.3º of all new cancer cases and 49.0º of all new cancer deaths
in Greene County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.5º
oI all cancer cases and 27.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.1º oI all
cancer cases and 5.0º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.1º oI
all cancer cases and 6.2º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.5º oI all
cancer cases and 10.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.1°
Breast
10.5°
CRC
15.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.1°
Prostate
47.7°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.2°
Breast
10.1°
CRC
27.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.0°
Prostate
51.0°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
514.3
234.9
517.5
228.1
580.0
238.8
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-39
Greene County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Greene County Demographics
Greene
Greene County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Greene County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Greene County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Greene County
159
46
17
24
191
20
30
46
68
9
6
22 19
77
8
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Greene
Greene
Greene
Greene
Greene
Greene
503.4
146.0
52.2
75.4 683.5
73.4
102.6
159.1
206.2
26.1
18.2
57.3 283.3
32.1
77.1
29.4
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
58.7°
38.4°
45.7°
83.9°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
26.3 16.0 7.6 #
49,221
76
15.5°
14.8°
$45,492
15.4°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-40
Greene County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Greene County Demographics
Greene
Greene County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Greene County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Greene County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Greene County
159
46
17
24
191
20
30
46
68
9
6
22 19
77
8
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Greene
Greene
Greene
Greene
Greene
Greene
503.4
146.0
52.2
75.4 683.5
73.4
102.6
159.1
206.2
26.1
18.2
57.3 283.3
32.1
77.1
29.4
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
58.7°
38.4°
45.7°
83.9°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
26.3 16.0 7.6 #
49,221
76
15.5°
14.8°
$45,492
15.4°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-40
Greene County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Greene County Demographics
Greene
Greene County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Greene County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Greene County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Greene County
159
46
17
24
191
20
30
46
68
9
6
22 19
77
8
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Greene
Greene
Greene
Greene
Greene
Greene
503.4
146.0
52.2
75.4 683.5
73.4
102.6
159.1
206.2
26.1
18.2
57.3 283.3
32.1
77.1
29.4
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
58.7°
38.4°
45.7°
83.9°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
26.3 16.0 7.6 #
49,221
76
15.5°
14.8°
$45,492
15.4°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-40
Greene County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Greene County Demographics
Greene
Greene County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Greene County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Greene County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Greene County
159
46
17
24
191
20
30
46
68
9
6
22 19
77
8
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Greene
Greene
Greene
Greene
Greene
Greene
503.4
146.0
52.2
75.4 683.5
73.4
102.6
159.1
206.2
26.1
18.2
57.3 283.3
32.1
77.1
29.4
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
58.7°
38.4°
45.7°
83.9°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
26.3 16.0 7.6 #
49,221
76
15.5°
14.8°
$45,492
15.4°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-40
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
481.9
254.6
611.9
239.6
518.8
193.8
C
a
s
e
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Hamilton County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Hamilton County residents:
~ 3 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each month
~ 1 individuals die Irom cancer each month
The Burden in Hamilton County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 481.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 518.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 7.7°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 254.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 193.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 23.9°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 57.6º of all new cancer cases and Lung & Bronchus cancers represent
29.5º of all new cancer deaths in Hamilton County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.1º
oI all cancer cases and 29.5º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 21.0º oI all
cancer cases. Prostate mortality data
unavailable, see note "#" p.2.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.2º oI
all cancer cases. Breast mortality data
unavailable, see note "#" p.2.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.2º oI all
cancer cases. Colorectal mortality data
unavailable, see note "#" p.2.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008 NYS DOH,
State Cancer Registry, 2011, percents may not agree with counts on p.2
due to rounding
NY State Cancer Plan: http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.2°
Breast
10.2°
CRC
14.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
21.0°
Prostate
42.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
29.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
70.5°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
A-41
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
481.9
254.6
611.9
239.6
518.8
193.8
C
a
s
e
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Hamilton County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Hamilton County residents:
~ 3 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each month
~ 1 individuals die Irom cancer each month
The Burden in Hamilton County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 481.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 518.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 7.7°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 254.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 193.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 23.9°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 57.6º of all new cancer cases and Lung & Bronchus cancers represent
29.5º of all new cancer deaths in Hamilton County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.1º
oI all cancer cases and 29.5º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 21.0º oI all
cancer cases. Prostate mortality data
unavailable, see note "#" p.2.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.2º oI
all cancer cases. Breast mortality data
unavailable, see note "#" p.2.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.2º oI all
cancer cases. Colorectal mortality data
unavailable, see note "#" p.2.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008 NYS DOH,
State Cancer Registry, 2011, percents may not agree with counts on p.2
due to rounding
NY State Cancer Plan: http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.2°
Breast
10.2°
CRC
14.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
21.0°
Prostate
42.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
29.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
70.5°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
A-41
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
481.9
254.6
611.9
239.6
518.8
193.8
C
a
s
e
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Hamilton County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Hamilton County residents:
~ 3 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each month
~ 1 individuals die Irom cancer each month
The Burden in Hamilton County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 481.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 518.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 7.7°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 254.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 193.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 23.9°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 57.6º of all new cancer cases and Lung & Bronchus cancers represent
29.5º of all new cancer deaths in Hamilton County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.1º
oI all cancer cases and 29.5º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 21.0º oI all
cancer cases. Prostate mortality data
unavailable, see note "#" p.2.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.2º oI
all cancer cases. Breast mortality data
unavailable, see note "#" p.2.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.2º oI all
cancer cases. Colorectal mortality data
unavailable, see note "#" p.2.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008 NYS DOH,
State Cancer Registry, 2011, percents may not agree with counts on p.2
due to rounding
NY State Cancer Plan: http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.2°
Breast
10.2°
CRC
14.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
21.0°
Prostate
42.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
29.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
70.5°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
A-41
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
481.9
254.6
611.9
239.6
518.8
193.8
C
a
s
e
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Hamilton County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Hamilton County residents:
~ 3 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each month
~ 1 individuals die Irom cancer each month
The Burden in Hamilton County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 481.9 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 518.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 7.7°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 254.6 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 193.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 23.9°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 57.6º of all new cancer cases and Lung & Bronchus cancers represent
29.5º of all new cancer deaths in Hamilton County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.1º
oI all cancer cases and 29.5º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 21.0º oI all
cancer cases. Prostate mortality data
unavailable, see note "#" p.2.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.2º oI
all cancer cases. Breast mortality data
unavailable, see note "#" p.2.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.2º oI all
cancer cases. Colorectal mortality data
unavailable, see note "#" p.2.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008 NYS DOH,
State Cancer Registry, 2011, percents may not agree with counts on p.2
due to rounding
NY State Cancer Plan: http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.2°
Breast
10.2°
CRC
14.1°
Lung &
Bronchus
21.0°
Prostate
42.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
29.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
70.5°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
A-41
Hamilton County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2007)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Hamilton County Demographics
Hamilton
Hamilton County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Hamilton County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Hamilton County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Hamilton County
17
5
2
2
24
2
4
9
6
3 2
9
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
425.3
126.4
53.3
50.6 625.1
44.7
87.8
197.1
140.1 38.0 256.4 82.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
75.0°
40.0°
11.1°
73.3°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
# # # #
# # #
# #
#
#
4,836
3
21.1°
10.6°
$43,331
11.9°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
#
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
NYS Excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
A-42
Hamilton County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2007)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Hamilton County Demographics
Hamilton
Hamilton County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Hamilton County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Hamilton County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Hamilton County
17
5
2
2
24
2
4
9
6
3 2
9
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
425.3
126.4
53.3
50.6 625.1
44.7
87.8
197.1
140.1 38.0 256.4 82.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
75.0°
40.0°
11.1°
73.3°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
# # # #
# # #
# #
#
#
4,836
3
21.1°
10.6°
$43,331
11.9°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
#
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
NYS Excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
A-42
Hamilton County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2007)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Hamilton County Demographics
Hamilton
Hamilton County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Hamilton County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Hamilton County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Hamilton County
17
5
2
2
24
2
4
9
6
3 2
9
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
425.3
126.4
53.3
50.6 625.1
44.7
87.8
197.1
140.1 38.0 256.4 82.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
75.0°
40.0°
11.1°
73.3°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
# # # #
# # #
# #
#
#
4,836
3
21.1°
10.6°
$43,331
11.9°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
#
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
NYS Excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
A-42
Hamilton County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2007)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Hamilton County Demographics
Hamilton
Hamilton County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Hamilton County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Hamilton County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Hamilton County
17
5
2
2
24
2
4
9
6
3 2
9
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
Hamilton
425.3
126.4
53.3
50.6 625.1
44.7
87.8
197.1
140.1 38.0 256.4 82.9
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
75.0°
40.0°
11.1°
73.3°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
# # # #
# # #
# #
#
#
4,836
3
21.1°
10.6°
$43,331
11.9°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
#
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
NYS Excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
A-42
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Herkimer County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Herkimer County residents:
~ 8 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Herkimer County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 479.0 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 507.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 6.0°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 208.1 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 180.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 13.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.4º of all new cancer cases and 49.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Herkimer County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.8º
oI all cancer cases and 29.5º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.4º oI all
cancer cases and 5.5º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.6º oI
all cancer cases and 5.4º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.7º oI all
cancer cases and 9.4º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.6°
Breast
10.7°
CRC
15.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.4°
Prostate
46.6°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.4°
Breast
9.4°
CRC
29.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.5°
Prostate
50.2°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
479.0
208.1
513.6
201.6
507.7
180.9
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-43
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Herkimer County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Herkimer County residents:
~ 8 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Herkimer County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 479.0 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 507.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 6.0°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 208.1 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 180.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 13.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.4º of all new cancer cases and 49.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Herkimer County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.8º
oI all cancer cases and 29.5º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.4º oI all
cancer cases and 5.5º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.6º oI
all cancer cases and 5.4º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.7º oI all
cancer cases and 9.4º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.6°
Breast
10.7°
CRC
15.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.4°
Prostate
46.6°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.4°
Breast
9.4°
CRC
29.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.5°
Prostate
50.2°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
479.0
208.1
513.6
201.6
507.7
180.9
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-43
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Herkimer County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Herkimer County residents:
~ 8 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Herkimer County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 479.0 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 507.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 6.0°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 208.1 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 180.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 13.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.4º of all new cancer cases and 49.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Herkimer County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.8º
oI all cancer cases and 29.5º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.4º oI all
cancer cases and 5.5º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.6º oI
all cancer cases and 5.4º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.7º oI all
cancer cases and 9.4º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.6°
Breast
10.7°
CRC
15.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.4°
Prostate
46.6°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.4°
Breast
9.4°
CRC
29.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.5°
Prostate
50.2°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
479.0
208.1
513.6
201.6
507.7
180.9
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-43
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Herkimer County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Herkimer County residents:
~ 8 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Herkimer County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 479.0 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 507.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 6.0°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 208.1 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 180.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 13.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.4º of all new cancer cases and 49.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Herkimer County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.8º
oI all cancer cases and 29.5º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.4º oI all
cancer cases and 5.5º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.6º oI
all cancer cases and 5.4º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.7º oI all
cancer cases and 9.4º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.6°
Breast
10.7°
CRC
15.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.4°
Prostate
46.6°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.4°
Breast
9.4°
CRC
29.5°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.5°
Prostate
50.2°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
479.0
208.1
513.6
201.6
507.7
180.9
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-43
Herkimer County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Herkimer County Demographics
Herkimer
Herkimer County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Herkimer County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Herkimer County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Herkimer County
192
54
22
30
207
20
33
53
72
8
8
24 20
76
6
8
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Herkimer
Herkimer
Herkimer
Herkimer
Herkimer
Herkimer
456.1
133.2
48.9
69.0 586.8
59.6
93.6
144.9
155.4
17.1
16.5
43.4 222.3
17.6
68.4
24.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.9°
40.4°
38.3°
84.3°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
25.5 10.4 # #
64,519
46
16.2°
14.1°
$40,523
13.2°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-44
Herkimer County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Herkimer County Demographics
Herkimer
Herkimer County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Herkimer County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Herkimer County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Herkimer County
192
54
22
30
207
20
33
53
72
8
8
24 20
76
6
8
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Herkimer
Herkimer
Herkimer
Herkimer
Herkimer
Herkimer
456.1
133.2
48.9
69.0 586.8
59.6
93.6
144.9
155.4
17.1
16.5
43.4 222.3
17.6
68.4
24.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.9°
40.4°
38.3°
84.3°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
25.5 10.4 # #
64,519
46
16.2°
14.1°
$40,523
13.2°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-44
Herkimer County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Herkimer County Demographics
Herkimer
Herkimer County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Herkimer County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Herkimer County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Herkimer County
192
54
22
30
207
20
33
53
72
8
8
24 20
76
6
8
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Herkimer
Herkimer
Herkimer
Herkimer
Herkimer
Herkimer
456.1
133.2
48.9
69.0 586.8
59.6
93.6
144.9
155.4
17.1
16.5
43.4 222.3
17.6
68.4
24.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.9°
40.4°
38.3°
84.3°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
25.5 10.4 # #
64,519
46
16.2°
14.1°
$40,523
13.2°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-44
Herkimer County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Herkimer County Demographics
Herkimer
Herkimer County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Herkimer County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Herkimer County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Herkimer County
192
54
22
30
207
20
33
53
72
8
8
24 20
76
6
8
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Herkimer
Herkimer
Herkimer
Herkimer
Herkimer
Herkimer
456.1
133.2
48.9
69.0 586.8
59.6
93.6
144.9
155.4
17.1
16.5
43.4 222.3
17.6
68.4
24.2
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.9°
40.4°
38.3°
84.3°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
25.5 10.4 # #
64,519
46
16.2°
14.1°
$40,523
13.2°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-44
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
1efferson County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For 1efferson County residents:
~ 11 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 4 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in 1efferson County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 469.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 512.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 229.5 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 186.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 18.6°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 55.6º of all new cancer cases and 50.3º of all new cancer deaths
in 1efferson County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.6º
oI all cancer cases and 30.9º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.6º oI all
cancer cases and 4.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.5º oI
all cancer cases and 5.6º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.8º oI all
cancer cases and 9.2º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.5°
Breast
9.8°
CRC
16.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.6°
Prostate
44.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.6°
Breast
9.2°
CRC
30.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.6°
Prostate
49.7° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
469.4
229.5
491.0
207.5
512.1
186.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-45
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
1efferson County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For 1efferson County residents:
~ 11 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 4 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in 1efferson County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 469.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 512.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 229.5 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 186.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 18.6°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 55.6º of all new cancer cases and 50.3º of all new cancer deaths
in 1efferson County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.6º
oI all cancer cases and 30.9º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.6º oI all
cancer cases and 4.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.5º oI
all cancer cases and 5.6º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.8º oI all
cancer cases and 9.2º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.5°
Breast
9.8°
CRC
16.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.6°
Prostate
44.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.6°
Breast
9.2°
CRC
30.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.6°
Prostate
49.7° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
469.4
229.5
491.0
207.5
512.1
186.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-45
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
1efferson County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For 1efferson County residents:
~ 11 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 4 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in 1efferson County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 469.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 512.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 229.5 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 186.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 18.6°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 55.6º of all new cancer cases and 50.3º of all new cancer deaths
in 1efferson County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.6º
oI all cancer cases and 30.9º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.6º oI all
cancer cases and 4.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.5º oI
all cancer cases and 5.6º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.8º oI all
cancer cases and 9.2º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.5°
Breast
9.8°
CRC
16.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.6°
Prostate
44.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.6°
Breast
9.2°
CRC
30.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.6°
Prostate
49.7° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
469.4
229.5
491.0
207.5
512.1
186.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-45
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
1efferson County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For 1efferson County residents:
~ 11 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 4 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in 1efferson County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 469.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 512.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 229.5 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 186.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 18.6°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 55.6º of all new cancer cases and 50.3º of all new cancer deaths
in 1efferson County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 16.6º
oI all cancer cases and 30.9º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.6º oI all
cancer cases and 4.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.5º oI
all cancer cases and 5.6º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.8º oI all
cancer cases and 9.2º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.5°
Breast
9.8°
CRC
16.6°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.6°
Prostate
44.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.6°
Breast
9.2°
CRC
30.9°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.6°
Prostate
49.7° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
469.4
229.5
491.0
207.5
512.1
186.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-45
JeIIerson County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
1efferson County Demographics
1efferson
1efferson County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
1efferson County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
1efferson County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
1efferson County
264
72
28
45
310
28
51
95
102
12
10
34 31
107
9
10
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
437.9
121.6
45.1
74.1 615.5
57.3
103.9
184.4
160.8
19.4
15.7
50.3 226.2
19.9
68.3
22.7
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
70.6°
36.6°
44.6°
85.0°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
22.0 9.1 7.5 #
116,229
91
11.6°
16.5°
$42,926
12.7°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-46
JeIIerson County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
1efferson County Demographics
1efferson
1efferson County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
1efferson County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
1efferson County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
1efferson County
264
72
28
45
310
28
51
95
102
12
10
34 31
107
9
10
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
437.9
121.6
45.1
74.1 615.5
57.3
103.9
184.4
160.8
19.4
15.7
50.3 226.2
19.9
68.3
22.7
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
70.6°
36.6°
44.6°
85.0°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
22.0 9.1 7.5 #
116,229
91
11.6°
16.5°
$42,926
12.7°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
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JeIIerson County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
1efferson County Demographics
1efferson
1efferson County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
1efferson County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
1efferson County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
1efferson County
264
72
28
45
310
28
51
95
102
12
10
34 31
107
9
10
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
437.9
121.6
45.1
74.1 615.5
57.3
103.9
184.4
160.8
19.4
15.7
50.3 226.2
19.9
68.3
22.7
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
70.6°
36.6°
44.6°
85.0°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
22.0 9.1 7.5 #
116,229
91
11.6°
16.5°
$42,926
12.7°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
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JeIIerson County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
1efferson County Demographics
1efferson
1efferson County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
1efferson County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
1efferson County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
1efferson County
264
72
28
45
310
28
51
95
102
12
10
34 31
107
9
10
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
JeIIerson
437.9
121.6
45.1
74.1 615.5
57.3
103.9
184.4
160.8
19.4
15.7
50.3 226.2
19.9
68.3
22.7
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
70.6°
36.6°
44.6°
85.0°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
22.0 9.1 7.5 #
116,229
91
11.6°
16.5°
$42,926
12.7°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
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In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Kings County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Kings County residents:
~ 204 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 69 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Kings County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 470.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 429.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 8.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 198.7 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 144.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 27.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 51.6º of all new cancer cases and 49.4º of all new cancer deaths
in Kings County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 11.0º
oI all cancer cases and 22.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.2º oI all
cancer cases and 5.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.6º oI
all cancer cases and 9.6º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.8º oI all
cancer cases and 12.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.6°
Breast
11.8°
CRC
11.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.2°
Prostate
48.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
9.6°
Breast
12.1°
CRC
22.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.6°
Prostate
50.6°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
470.4
198.7
447.4
169.7
429.1
144.8
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-47
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Kings County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Kings County residents:
~ 204 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 69 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Kings County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 470.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 429.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 8.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 198.7 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 144.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 27.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 51.6º of all new cancer cases and 49.4º of all new cancer deaths
in Kings County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 11.0º
oI all cancer cases and 22.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.2º oI all
cancer cases and 5.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.6º oI
all cancer cases and 9.6º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.8º oI all
cancer cases and 12.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.6°
Breast
11.8°
CRC
11.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.2°
Prostate
48.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
9.6°
Breast
12.1°
CRC
22.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.6°
Prostate
50.6°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
470.4
198.7
447.4
169.7
429.1
144.8
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-47
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Kings County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Kings County residents:
~ 204 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 69 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Kings County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 470.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 429.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 8.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 198.7 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 144.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 27.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 51.6º of all new cancer cases and 49.4º of all new cancer deaths
in Kings County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 11.0º
oI all cancer cases and 22.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.2º oI all
cancer cases and 5.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.6º oI
all cancer cases and 9.6º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.8º oI all
cancer cases and 12.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.6°
Breast
11.8°
CRC
11.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.2°
Prostate
48.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
9.6°
Breast
12.1°
CRC
22.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.6°
Prostate
50.6°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
470.4
198.7
447.4
169.7
429.1
144.8
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-47
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Kings County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Kings County residents:
~ 204 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 69 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Kings County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 470.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 429.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 8.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 198.7 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 144.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 27.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 51.6º of all new cancer cases and 49.4º of all new cancer deaths
in Kings County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 11.0º
oI all cancer cases and 22.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.2º oI all
cancer cases and 5.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 13.6º oI
all cancer cases and 9.6º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.8º oI all
cancer cases and 12.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
13.6°
Breast
11.8°
CRC
11.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.2°
Prostate
48.4°
Other
Percent of All Cases
9.6°
Breast
12.1°
CRC
22.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.6°
Prostate
50.6°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
470.4
198.7
447.4
169.7
429.1
144.8
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-47
Kings County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Kings County Demographics
Kings
Kings County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Kings County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Kings County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Kings County
5,395
1,443
653
536
5,227
601
631
1,612
1,860
341
222
444 342
1,706
210
201
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Kings
Kings
Kings
Kings
Kings
Kings
377.7
103.0
44.7
36.9 511.4
60.3
63.4
156.6
126.9
23.6
14.9
23.3 175.0
21.9
45.2
22.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
56.1°
39.7°
39.6°
86.3°
NYC 521.8 388.8 41.0 65.8 183.3 130.9 46.9 26.2 NYC
NYC NYC 56.2 41.9 157.2 20.2 14.2 23.4 n/a n/a
NYC NYC 110.9 13.3 8.8 23.0 1.9 1.0 n/a n/a
NYC
41.8°
40.2°
60.0°
85.5°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
10.5 6.7 1.6 1.0
2,504,700
35,474
11.8°
21.7°
$42,932
22.3°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYC
11,957,128
39,422
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-48
Kings County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Kings County Demographics
Kings
Kings County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Kings County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Kings County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Kings County
5,395
1,443
653
536
5,227
601
631
1,612
1,860
341
222
444 342
1,706
210
201
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Kings
Kings
Kings
Kings
Kings
Kings
377.7
103.0
44.7
36.9 511.4
60.3
63.4
156.6
126.9
23.6
14.9
23.3 175.0
21.9
45.2
22.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
56.1°
39.7°
39.6°
86.3°
NYC 521.8 388.8 41.0 65.8 183.3 130.9 46.9 26.2 NYC
NYC NYC 56.2 41.9 157.2 20.2 14.2 23.4 n/a n/a
NYC NYC 110.9 13.3 8.8 23.0 1.9 1.0 n/a n/a
NYC
41.8°
40.2°
60.0°
85.5°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
10.5 6.7 1.6 1.0
2,504,700
35,474
11.8°
21.7°
$42,932
22.3°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYC
11,957,128
39,422
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-48
Kings County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Kings County Demographics
Kings
Kings County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Kings County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Kings County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Kings County
5,395
1,443
653
536
5,227
601
631
1,612
1,860
341
222
444 342
1,706
210
201
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Kings
Kings
Kings
Kings
Kings
Kings
377.7
103.0
44.7
36.9 511.4
60.3
63.4
156.6
126.9
23.6
14.9
23.3 175.0
21.9
45.2
22.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
56.1°
39.7°
39.6°
86.3°
NYC 521.8 388.8 41.0 65.8 183.3 130.9 46.9 26.2 NYC
NYC NYC 56.2 41.9 157.2 20.2 14.2 23.4 n/a n/a
NYC NYC 110.9 13.3 8.8 23.0 1.9 1.0 n/a n/a
NYC
41.8°
40.2°
60.0°
85.5°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
10.5 6.7 1.6 1.0
2,504,700
35,474
11.8°
21.7°
$42,932
22.3°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYC
11,957,128
39,422
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-48
Kings County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Kings County Demographics
Kings
Kings County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Kings County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Kings County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Kings County
5,395
1,443
653
536
5,227
601
631
1,612
1,860
341
222
444 342
1,706
210
201
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Kings
Kings
Kings
Kings
Kings
Kings
377.7
103.0
44.7
36.9 511.4
60.3
63.4
156.6
126.9
23.6
14.9
23.3 175.0
21.9
45.2
22.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
56.1°
39.7°
39.6°
86.3°
NYC 521.8 388.8 41.0 65.8 183.3 130.9 46.9 26.2 NYC
NYC NYC 56.2 41.9 157.2 20.2 14.2 23.4 n/a n/a
NYC NYC 110.9 13.3 8.8 23.0 1.9 1.0 n/a n/a
NYC
41.8°
40.2°
60.0°
85.5°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
10.5 6.7 1.6 1.0
2,504,700
35,474
11.8°
21.7°
$42,932
22.3°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYC
11,957,128
39,422
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-48
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Lewis County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Lewis County residents:
~ 3 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 1 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Lewis County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 486.7 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 517.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 6.4°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 213.4 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 187.4 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 12.2°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.2º of all new cancer cases and 44.9º of all new cancer deaths
in Lewis County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 12.8º
oI all cancer cases and 24.4º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.8º oI all
cancer cases and 5.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.3º oI
all cancer cases and 5.2º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.4º oI all
cancer cases and 9.8º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.3°
Breast
10.4°
CRC
12.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.8°
Prostate
47.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.2°
Breast
9.8°
CRC
24.4°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.6°
Prostate
55.1°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
486.7
213.4
507.3
208.8
517.9
187.4
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-49
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Lewis County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Lewis County residents:
~ 3 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 1 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Lewis County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 486.7 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 517.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 6.4°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 213.4 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 187.4 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 12.2°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.2º of all new cancer cases and 44.9º of all new cancer deaths
in Lewis County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 12.8º
oI all cancer cases and 24.4º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.8º oI all
cancer cases and 5.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.3º oI
all cancer cases and 5.2º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.4º oI all
cancer cases and 9.8º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.3°
Breast
10.4°
CRC
12.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.8°
Prostate
47.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.2°
Breast
9.8°
CRC
24.4°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.6°
Prostate
55.1°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
486.7
213.4
507.3
208.8
517.9
187.4
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-49
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Lewis County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Lewis County residents:
~ 3 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 1 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Lewis County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 486.7 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 517.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 6.4°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 213.4 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 187.4 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 12.2°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.2º of all new cancer cases and 44.9º of all new cancer deaths
in Lewis County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 12.8º
oI all cancer cases and 24.4º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.8º oI all
cancer cases and 5.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.3º oI
all cancer cases and 5.2º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.4º oI all
cancer cases and 9.8º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.3°
Breast
10.4°
CRC
12.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.8°
Prostate
47.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.2°
Breast
9.8°
CRC
24.4°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.6°
Prostate
55.1°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
486.7
213.4
507.3
208.8
517.9
187.4
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-49
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Lewis County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Lewis County residents:
~ 3 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 1 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Lewis County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 486.7 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 517.9 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 6.4°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 213.4 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 187.4 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 12.2°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 52.2º of all new cancer cases and 44.9º of all new cancer deaths
in Lewis County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 12.8º
oI all cancer cases and 24.4º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 16.8º oI all
cancer cases and 5.6º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.3º oI
all cancer cases and 5.2º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.4º oI all
cancer cases and 9.8º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.3°
Breast
10.4°
CRC
12.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
16.8°
Prostate
47.8°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.2°
Breast
9.8°
CRC
24.4°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.6°
Prostate
55.1°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
486.7
213.4
507.3
208.8
517.9
187.4
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-49
Lewis County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Lewis County Demographics
Lewis
Lewis County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Lewis County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Lewis County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Lewis County
73
19
9
11
83
8
9
26
26
3
3
7 7
32
3
3
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Lewis
Lewis
Lewis
Lewis
Lewis
Lewis
462.0
124.0
52.7
67.5 592.8
57.6
62.3
182.0
149.7
17.9
14.2
38.8 241.0
25.7
53.1
27.0
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
66.3°
40.5°
45.5°
89.0°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.4 13.2 # #
27,087
21
14.6°
16.2°
$43,741
14.7°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-50
Lewis County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Lewis County Demographics
Lewis
Lewis County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Lewis County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Lewis County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Lewis County
73
19
9
11
83
8
9
26
26
3
3
7 7
32
3
3
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Lewis
Lewis
Lewis
Lewis
Lewis
Lewis
462.0
124.0
52.7
67.5 592.8
57.6
62.3
182.0
149.7
17.9
14.2
38.8 241.0
25.7
53.1
27.0
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
66.3°
40.5°
45.5°
89.0°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.4 13.2 # #
27,087
21
14.6°
16.2°
$43,741
14.7°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-50
Lewis County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Lewis County Demographics
Lewis
Lewis County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Lewis County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Lewis County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Lewis County
73
19
9
11
83
8
9
26
26
3
3
7 7
32
3
3
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Lewis
Lewis
Lewis
Lewis
Lewis
Lewis
462.0
124.0
52.7
67.5 592.8
57.6
62.3
182.0
149.7
17.9
14.2
38.8 241.0
25.7
53.1
27.0
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
66.3°
40.5°
45.5°
89.0°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.4 13.2 # #
27,087
21
14.6°
16.2°
$43,741
14.7°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-50
Lewis County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Lewis County Demographics
Lewis
Lewis County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Lewis County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Lewis County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Lewis County
73
19
9
11
83
8
9
26
26
3
3
7 7
32
3
3
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Lewis
Lewis
Lewis
Lewis
Lewis
Lewis
462.0
124.0
52.7
67.5 592.8
57.6
62.3
182.0
149.7
17.9
14.2
38.8 241.0
25.7
53.1
27.0
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
66.3°
40.5°
45.5°
89.0°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.4 13.2 # #
27,087
21
14.6°
16.2°
$43,741
14.7°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-50
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Livingston County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Livingston County residents:
~ 7 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Livingston County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 521.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 532.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 2.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 224.8 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 193.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 14.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 55.5º of all new cancer cases and 50.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Livingston County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.3º
oI all cancer cases and 29.2º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.2º oI all
cancer cases and 5.5º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 14.3º oI
all cancer cases and 5.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.8º oI all
cancer cases and 10.4º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
14.3°
Breast
11.8°
CRC
14.3°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.2°
Prostate
44.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.7°
Breast
10.4°
CRC
29.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.5°
Prostate
49.2° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
521.4
224.8
532.3
226.9
532.5
193.1
P
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s
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s

P
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1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-51
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Livingston County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Livingston County residents:
~ 7 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Livingston County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 521.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 532.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 2.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 224.8 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 193.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 14.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 55.5º of all new cancer cases and 50.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Livingston County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.3º
oI all cancer cases and 29.2º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.2º oI all
cancer cases and 5.5º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 14.3º oI
all cancer cases and 5.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.8º oI all
cancer cases and 10.4º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
14.3°
Breast
11.8°
CRC
14.3°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.2°
Prostate
44.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.7°
Breast
10.4°
CRC
29.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.5°
Prostate
49.2° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
521.4
224.8
532.3
226.9
532.5
193.1
P
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s
o
n
s

P
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1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-51
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Livingston County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Livingston County residents:
~ 7 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Livingston County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 521.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 532.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 2.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 224.8 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 193.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 14.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 55.5º of all new cancer cases and 50.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Livingston County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.3º
oI all cancer cases and 29.2º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.2º oI all
cancer cases and 5.5º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 14.3º oI
all cancer cases and 5.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.8º oI all
cancer cases and 10.4º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
14.3°
Breast
11.8°
CRC
14.3°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.2°
Prostate
44.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.7°
Breast
10.4°
CRC
29.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.5°
Prostate
49.2° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
521.4
224.8
532.3
226.9
532.5
193.1
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-51
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Livingston County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Livingston County residents:
~ 7 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Livingston County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 521.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 532.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 2.1°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 224.8 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 193.1 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 14.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 55.5º of all new cancer cases and 50.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Livingston County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 14.3º
oI all cancer cases and 29.2º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.2º oI all
cancer cases and 5.5º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 14.3º oI
all cancer cases and 5.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 11.8º oI all
cancer cases and 10.4º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
14.3°
Breast
11.8°
CRC
14.3°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.2°
Prostate
44.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
5.7°
Breast
10.4°
CRC
29.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
5.5°
Prostate
49.2° Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
521.4
224.8
532.3
226.9
532.5
193.1
P
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s
o
n
s

P
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1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-51
Livingston County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Livingston County Demographics
Livingston
Livingston County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Livingston County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Livingston County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Livingston County
168
50
19
24
185
22
27
54
58
7
6
21 16
69
7
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Livingston
Livingston
Livingston
Livingston
Livingston
Livingston
487.2
142.8
53.1
66.2 607.8
74.4
88.2
170.0
157.6
20.3
15.4
43.7 249.0
26.3
74.6
28.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
66.1°
51.7°
45.3°
80.1°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.3 11.8 4.0 #
65,393
103
12.7°
11.5°
$50,122
12.3°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-52
Livingston County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Livingston County Demographics
Livingston
Livingston County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Livingston County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Livingston County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Livingston County
168
50
19
24
185
22
27
54
58
7
6
21 16
69
7
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Livingston
Livingston
Livingston
Livingston
Livingston
Livingston
487.2
142.8
53.1
66.2 607.8
74.4
88.2
170.0
157.6
20.3
15.4
43.7 249.0
26.3
74.6
28.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
66.1°
51.7°
45.3°
80.1°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.3 11.8 4.0 #
65,393
103
12.7°
11.5°
$50,122
12.3°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-52
Livingston County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Livingston County Demographics
Livingston
Livingston County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Livingston County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Livingston County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Livingston County
168
50
19
24
185
22
27
54
58
7
6
21 16
69
7
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Livingston
Livingston
Livingston
Livingston
Livingston
Livingston
487.2
142.8
53.1
66.2 607.8
74.4
88.2
170.0
157.6
20.3
15.4
43.7 249.0
26.3
74.6
28.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
66.1°
51.7°
45.3°
80.1°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.3 11.8 4.0 #
65,393
103
12.7°
11.5°
$50,122
12.3°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-52
Livingston County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Livingston County Demographics
Livingston
Livingston County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Livingston County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Livingston County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Livingston County
168
50
19
24
185
22
27
54
58
7
6
21 16
69
7
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Livingston
Livingston
Livingston
Livingston
Livingston
Livingston
487.2
142.8
53.1
66.2 607.8
74.4
88.2
170.0
157.6
20.3
15.4
43.7 249.0
26.3
74.6
28.6
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
66.1°
51.7°
45.3°
80.1°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
19.3 11.8 4.0 #
65,393
103
12.7°
11.5°
$50,122
12.3°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-52
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Madison County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Madison County residents:
~ 8 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Madison County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 491.6 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 539.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 213.2 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 190.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.5°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 57.5º of all new cancer cases and 51.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Madison County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.0º
oI all cancer cases and 29.7º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 19.5º oI all
cancer cases and 4.8º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.6º oI
all cancer cases and 6.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.4º oI all
cancer cases and 10.6º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.6°
Breast
10.4°
CRC
15.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
19.5°
Prostate
42.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.7°
Breast
10.6°
CRC
29.7°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.8°
Prostate
48.2°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
491.6
213.2
511.3
213.3
539.8
190.8
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P
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1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-53
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Madison County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Madison County residents:
~ 8 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Madison County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 491.6 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 539.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 213.2 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 190.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.5°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 57.5º of all new cancer cases and 51.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Madison County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.0º
oI all cancer cases and 29.7º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 19.5º oI all
cancer cases and 4.8º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.6º oI
all cancer cases and 6.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.4º oI all
cancer cases and 10.6º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.6°
Breast
10.4°
CRC
15.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
19.5°
Prostate
42.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.7°
Breast
10.6°
CRC
29.7°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.8°
Prostate
48.2°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
491.6
213.2
511.3
213.3
539.8
190.8
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-53
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Madison County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Madison County residents:
~ 8 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Madison County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 491.6 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 539.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 213.2 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 190.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.5°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 57.5º of all new cancer cases and 51.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Madison County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.0º
oI all cancer cases and 29.7º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 19.5º oI all
cancer cases and 4.8º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.6º oI
all cancer cases and 6.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.4º oI all
cancer cases and 10.6º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.6°
Breast
10.4°
CRC
15.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
19.5°
Prostate
42.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.7°
Breast
10.6°
CRC
29.7°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.8°
Prostate
48.2°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
491.6
213.2
511.3
213.3
539.8
190.8
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-53
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Madison County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Madison County residents:
~ 8 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 3 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Madison County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 491.6 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 539.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 9.8°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 213.2 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 190.8 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.5°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 57.5º of all new cancer cases and 51.8º of all new cancer deaths
in Madison County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.0º
oI all cancer cases and 29.7º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 19.5º oI all
cancer cases and 4.8º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 12.6º oI
all cancer cases and 6.7º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 10.4º oI all
cancer cases and 10.6º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
12.6°
Breast
10.4°
CRC
15.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
19.5°
Prostate
42.5°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.7°
Breast
10.6°
CRC
29.7°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.8°
Prostate
48.2°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
491.6
213.2
511.3
213.3
539.8
190.8
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
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r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-53
Madison County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Madison County Demographics
Madison
Madison County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Madison County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Madison County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Madison County
181
52
21
31
228
22
31
80
71
10
7
22 20
72
8
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Madison
Madison
Madison
Madison
Madison
Madison
450.1
127.2
50.7
73.2 651.6
64.4
90.2
215.0
170.8
23.1
17.1
48.6 223.1
25.7
64.3
24.1
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
62.1°
48.4°
51.5°
84.5°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
25.2 20.9 # #
73,442
112
13.2°
11.3°
$51,389
11.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-54
Madison County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Madison County Demographics
Madison
Madison County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Madison County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Madison County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Madison County
181
52
21
31
228
22
31
80
71
10
7
22 20
72
8
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Madison
Madison
Madison
Madison
Madison
Madison
450.1
127.2
50.7
73.2 651.6
64.4
90.2
215.0
170.8
23.1
17.1
48.6 223.1
25.7
64.3
24.1
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
62.1°
48.4°
51.5°
84.5°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
25.2 20.9 # #
73,442
112
13.2°
11.3°
$51,389
11.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-54
Madison County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Madison County Demographics
Madison
Madison County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Madison County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Madison County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Madison County
181
52
21
31
228
22
31
80
71
10
7
22 20
72
8
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Madison
Madison
Madison
Madison
Madison
Madison
450.1
127.2
50.7
73.2 651.6
64.4
90.2
215.0
170.8
23.1
17.1
48.6 223.1
25.7
64.3
24.1
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
62.1°
48.4°
51.5°
84.5°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
25.2 20.9 # #
73,442
112
13.2°
11.3°
$51,389
11.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-54
Madison County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Madison County Demographics
Madison
Madison County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Madison County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Madison County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Madison County
181
52
21
31
228
22
31
80
71
10
7
22 20
72
8
7
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Madison
Madison
Madison
Madison
Madison
Madison
450.1
127.2
50.7
73.2 651.6
64.4
90.2
215.0
170.8
23.1
17.1
48.6 223.1
25.7
64.3
24.1
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
62.1°
48.4°
51.5°
84.5°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
25.2 20.9 # #
73,442
112
13.2°
11.3°
$51,389
11.8°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-54
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Monroe County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Monroe County residents:
~ 78 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 29 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Monroe County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 516.6 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 509.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 1.4°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 206.0 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 185.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.3º of all new cancer cases and 48.7º of all new cancer deaths
in Monroe County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 13.2º
oI all cancer cases and 28.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.7º oI all
cancer cases and 4.8º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 15.1º oI
all cancer cases and 6.8º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.3º oI all
cancer cases and 9.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
15.1°
Breast
9.3°
CRC
13.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.7°
Prostate
46.7°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.8°
Breast
9.1°
CRC
28.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.8°
Prostate
51.3°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
516.6
206.0
510.6
195.9
509.5
185.5
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-55
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Monroe County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Monroe County residents:
~ 78 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 29 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Monroe County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 516.6 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 509.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 1.4°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 206.0 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 185.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.3º of all new cancer cases and 48.7º of all new cancer deaths
in Monroe County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 13.2º
oI all cancer cases and 28.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.7º oI all
cancer cases and 4.8º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 15.1º oI
all cancer cases and 6.8º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.3º oI all
cancer cases and 9.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
15.1°
Breast
9.3°
CRC
13.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.7°
Prostate
46.7°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.8°
Breast
9.1°
CRC
28.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.8°
Prostate
51.3°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
516.6
206.0
510.6
195.9
509.5
185.5
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-55
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Monroe County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Monroe County residents:
~ 78 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 29 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Monroe County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 516.6 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 509.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 1.4°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 206.0 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 185.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.3º of all new cancer cases and 48.7º of all new cancer deaths
in Monroe County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 13.2º
oI all cancer cases and 28.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.7º oI all
cancer cases and 4.8º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 15.1º oI
all cancer cases and 6.8º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.3º oI all
cancer cases and 9.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
15.1°
Breast
9.3°
CRC
13.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.7°
Prostate
46.7°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.8°
Breast
9.1°
CRC
28.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.8°
Prostate
51.3°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
516.6
206.0
510.6
195.9
509.5
185.5
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-55
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Monroe County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Monroe County residents:
~ 78 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 29 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Monroe County:
Annual incidence rates have decreased:
~There were an average oI 516.6 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 509.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has decreased 1.4°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 206.0 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 185.5 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 10.0°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.3º of all new cancer cases and 48.7º of all new cancer deaths
in Monroe County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 13.2º
oI all cancer cases and 28.0º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 15.7º oI all
cancer cases and 4.8º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 15.1º oI
all cancer cases and 6.8º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 9.3º oI all
cancer cases and 9.1º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
15.1°
Breast
9.3°
CRC
13.2°
Lung &
Bronchus
15.7°
Prostate
46.7°
Other
Percent of All Cases
6.8°
Breast
9.1°
CRC
28.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.8°
Prostate
51.3°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
516.6
206.0
510.6
195.9
509.5
185.5
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-55
Monroe County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Monroe County Demographics
Monroe
Monroe County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Monroe County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Monroe County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Monroe County
2,008
614
198
263
2,063
181
274
641
757
103
70
217 207
758
67
73
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
452.6
140.9
42.1
58.5 595.7
52.4
80.2
182.7
159.8
22.0
14.0
45.1 226.3
20.1
64.2
23.3
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
69.0°
49.3°
51.0°
80.2°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
21.0 13.4 3.2 1.1
744,344
1,129
13.5°
13.4°
$50,283
11.6°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-56
Monroe County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Monroe County Demographics
Monroe
Monroe County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Monroe County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Monroe County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Monroe County
2,008
614
198
263
2,063
181
274
641
757
103
70
217 207
758
67
73
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
452.6
140.9
42.1
58.5 595.7
52.4
80.2
182.7
159.8
22.0
14.0
45.1 226.3
20.1
64.2
23.3
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
69.0°
49.3°
51.0°
80.2°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
21.0 13.4 3.2 1.1
744,344
1,129
13.5°
13.4°
$50,283
11.6°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-56
Monroe County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Monroe County Demographics
Monroe
Monroe County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Monroe County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Monroe County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Monroe County
2,008
614
198
263
2,063
181
274
641
757
103
70
217 207
758
67
73
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
452.6
140.9
42.1
58.5 595.7
52.4
80.2
182.7
159.8
22.0
14.0
45.1 226.3
20.1
64.2
23.3
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
69.0°
49.3°
51.0°
80.2°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
21.0 13.4 3.2 1.1
744,344
1,129
13.5°
13.4°
$50,283
11.6°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-56
Monroe County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Monroe County Demographics
Monroe
Monroe County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Monroe County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Monroe County Percent of Cases Detected at Early Stage,
2004-2008
Monroe County
2,008
614
198
263
2,063
181
274
641
757
103
70
217 207
758
67
73
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
452.6
140.9
42.1
58.5 595.7
52.4
80.2
182.7
159.8
22.0
14.0
45.1 226.3
20.1
64.2
23.3
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
69.0°
49.3°
51.0°
80.2°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
21.0 13.4 3.2 1.1
744,344
1,129
13.5°
13.4°
$50,283
11.6°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
A-56
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Montgomery County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Montgomery County residents:
~ 6 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Montgomery County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 497.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 518.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 4.3°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 201.1 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 174.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 13.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.9º of all new cancer cases and 50.9º of all new cancer deaths
in Montgomery County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.0º
oI all cancer cases and 27.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.5º oI all
cancer cases and 4.8º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI
all cancer cases and 7.2º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 13.9º oI all
cancer cases and 11.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.4°
Breast
13.9°
CRC
15.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.5°
Prostate
46.1°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.2°
Breast
11.0°
CRC
27.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.8°
Prostate
49.1°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
497.4
201.1
515.2
177.4
518.7
174.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-57
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Montgomery County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Montgomery County residents:
~ 6 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Montgomery County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 497.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 518.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 4.3°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 201.1 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 174.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 13.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.9º of all new cancer cases and 50.9º of all new cancer deaths
in Montgomery County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.0º
oI all cancer cases and 27.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.5º oI all
cancer cases and 4.8º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI
all cancer cases and 7.2º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 13.9º oI all
cancer cases and 11.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.4°
Breast
13.9°
CRC
15.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.5°
Prostate
46.1°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.2°
Breast
11.0°
CRC
27.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.8°
Prostate
49.1°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
497.4
201.1
515.2
177.4
518.7
174.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-57
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Montgomery County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Montgomery County residents:
~ 6 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Montgomery County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 497.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 518.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 4.3°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 201.1 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 174.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 13.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.9º of all new cancer cases and 50.9º of all new cancer deaths
in Montgomery County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.0º
oI all cancer cases and 27.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.5º oI all
cancer cases and 4.8º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI
all cancer cases and 7.2º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 13.9º oI all
cancer cases and 11.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.4°
Breast
13.9°
CRC
15.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.5°
Prostate
46.1°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.2°
Breast
11.0°
CRC
27.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.8°
Prostate
49.1°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
497.4
201.1
515.2
177.4
518.7
174.7
P
e
r
s
o
n
s

P
e
r

1
0
0
,
0
0
0
Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
A-57
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimates`:
1,596,670 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. - including 107,260 in New York
571,950 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S. - including 34,350 in New York
Montgomery County, New York
Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
For Montgomery County residents:
~ 6 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each week
~ 2 individuals die Irom cancer each week
The Burden in Montgomery County:
Annual incidence rates have increased:
~There were an average oI 497.4 cases per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 518.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual incidence rate has increased 4.3°
since 1994-1998.
~There were an average oI 201.1 deaths per
100,000 people per year in 1994-1998. This rate
was 174.7 Ior 2004-2008.
~ The annual mortality rate has decreased 13.1°
since 1994-1998.
Annual mortality rates have decreased:
Four cancer sites represent 53.9º of all new cancer cases and 50.9º of all new cancer deaths
in Montgomery County``:
Lung & bronchus cancers account Ior 15.0º
oI all cancer cases and 27.8º oI all cancer
deaths. This disproportionate mortality
highlights the crucial need Ior prevention &
cessation oI tobacco use.
Prostate cancer accounts Ior 13.5º oI all
cancer cases and 4.8º oI all cancer deaths.
Female breast cancer accounts Ior 11.4º oI
all cancer cases and 7.2º oI all cancer
deaths.
Colorectal cancer accounts Ior 13.9º oI all
cancer cases and 11.0º oI all cancer deaths.
This reIlects the lower screening & early
detection rates Ior this cancer.
* American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011
** Estimate based on average annual cases and deaths 2004-2008
NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
NY State Cancer Plan:
http://www.nyscancerconsortium.org/
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division
New York Cancer ProIiles
Note: Rates are per 100,000, age-adjusted to the
2000 US Standard Population
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
11.4°
Breast
13.9°
CRC
15.0°
Lung &
Bronchus
13.5°
Prostate
46.1°
Other
Percent of All Cases
7.2°
Breast
11.0°
CRC
27.8°
Lung &
Bronchus
4.8°
Prostate
49.1°
Other
Percent of All Deaths
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
497.4
201.1
515.2
177.4
518.7
174.7
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0
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0
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Incidence & Mortality Rates, 1994-2008
Incidence
Mortality
1994-1998 1999-2003 2004-2008
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Montgomery County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Montgomery County Demographics
Montgomery
Montgomery County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Montgomery County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Montgomery County Percent of Cases Detected at Early
Stage, 2004-2008
Montgomery County
157
38
26
23
173
20
27
45
61
9
8
18 16
60
5
6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Montgomery
Montgomery
Montgomery
Montgomery
Montgomery
Montgomery
442.8
112.1
63.3
61.3 630.8
71.5
97.9
161.0
147.2
21.4
16.2
40.7 215.3
19.1
65.5
19.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.9°
43.1°
62.4°
79.4°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
26.9 10.6 5.0 #
50,219
124
17.2°
16.5°
$39,541
16.4°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
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Montgomery County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)
Population Density
(people / sq. mile. 2010)
Percent Population
Age 65¹ (2009)
Percent Population in
Poverty (2009)
Median Household
Income (2009)
Less than H.S. Diploma
(° oI 25¹ pop., 2009)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Cancer Site Male Female Male Female
All Sites
Colorectal
Lung &
Bronchus
Female Breast
Prostate
Cases Deaths
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
All Cancers (All malignant cancers) Lung & Bronchus
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Colorectal Prostate
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
* Rat es are per 100,000 persons age-adjust ed t o t he 2000 U.S. st andard populat ion.
# Rat e is suppressed when Iewer t han 5 cases or deat hs t o ensure st at ist ical reliabilit y
Female Breast Melanoma of the Skin
Incidence Rates Mortality Rates Incidence Rates Mortality Rates
Cancer Site
Colorectal-Male
Colorectal-Female
Female Breast
Prostate
The best survival rat es occur Ior t hose who are diagnosed wit h early
st age disease.
Montgomery County Demographics
Montgomery
Montgomery County Cases & Deaths Per Year
2004-2008
Montgomery County Average Annual Incidence & Mortality Rates, 2004-2008`
Montgomery County Percent of Cases Detected at Early
Stage, 2004-2008
Montgomery County
157
38
26
23
173
20
27
45
61
9
8
18 16
60
5
6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Montgomery
Montgomery
Montgomery
Montgomery
Montgomery
Montgomery
442.8
112.1
63.3
61.3 630.8
71.5
97.9
161.0
147.2
21.4
16.2
40.7 215.3
19.1
65.5
19.5
n/a n/a
n/a n/a
65.9°
43.1°
62.4°
79.4°
NYS excl. NYC 598.0 460.3 64.2 84.3 214.3 156.6 62.1 42.9 NYS excl. NYC
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 57.1 43.6 172.6 19.9 14.3 22.3 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC NYS excl. NYC 133.5 24.7 15.6 22.8 4.0 1.7 n/a n/a
NYS excl. NYC
46.0°
44.1°
64.8°
85.8°
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
Source: NYS DOH, State Cancer Registry, 2011
26.9 10.6 5.0 #
50,219
124
17.2°
16.5°
$39,541
16.4°
(NYS)
(NYS)
(NYS)
NYS Excl. NYC
7,420,974
158
13.2°
14.2°
$54,554
15.8°
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Montgomery County Cancer Burden ProIile, 2011
Total Population
(2010)