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Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2007 Update

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Trend key:  solid green - headed in the right direction
   dotted red - headed in the wrong direction
   dashed black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)


  Incidence
1975-2004
Stage at Diagnosis
1980-2004
Measure The observed number of new cancer cases per 100,000 people per year, adjusted for cancer case reporting delays, based on data from approximately 10 percent of the U.S. population. The number of new cancer cases diagnosed at a late (distant) stage, per 100,000 people per year. (Example: prostate cancer).
Trend

Rising, then falling

Rising, then falling

Desired direction
Falling 
Falling 
Most recent estimate In 2004, the rate of new cases of all cancers combined was 471.6 per 100,000 people per year. In 2004, 6.5 new cases of prostate cancer per 100,000 men were diagnosed at a late stage.
Healthy People 2010 target There is no Healthy People 2010 target for cancer incidence. There is no Healthy People 2010 target for stage at diagnosis.
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