Incidence and Stage at Diagnosis - Diagnosis Summary Table

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green line green - headed in the right direction
red line red - headed in the wrong direction
black line black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
purple purple - indeterminate
blue blue - Healthy People 2030 target
Measure Name Incidence Stage at Diagnosis
Year Range 1975-2018 2004-2018
Measure

Incidence rate: the observed number of new cancer cases per 100,000 people per year, adjusted for age and cancer case reporting delays and based on data from approximately 10 percent of the U.S. population.

Delay adjustment: a method of estimating delayed reporting of incident cases and then adjusting rates to account for this delay.

Late-stage diagnosis rate: The number of new cancer cases diagnosed at a distant stage per 100,000 people per year for cancers of the prostate, lung and bronchus, colon, rectum, and cervix uteri. Late stage is defined as regional and distant stage diagnoses, per 100,000 women per year for cancer of the female breast.

Stage Distribution:  The proportion of new cancer cases among all cases diagnosed in a specific year.  The full distribution of all stages (local, regional, distant and unstaged/unknown) is shown.

Recent Summary Trend Falling Falling
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2014-2018 2013-2017
Desired Direction Falling Falling
Summary Graph Summary graph for Incidence, Click to see detailed view of graph Summary graph for Stage at Diagnosis, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2018, the rate of new cases of all cancers combined was 47.9 per 100,000 people per year. In 2018, the rate of new regional and distant stage breast cancer cases was 42.6 per 100,000 females.
Healthy People 2030 Target No Healthy People Target for this measure. No Healthy People Target for this measure.
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Last Updated July 2021 July 2021
Measure Name: Incidence
Measure Name Incidence
Year Range 1975-2018
Measure

Incidence rate: the observed number of new cancer cases per 100,000 people per year, adjusted for age and cancer case reporting delays and based on data from approximately 10 percent of the U.S. population.

Delay adjustment: a method of estimating delayed reporting of incident cases and then adjusting rates to account for this delay.

Recent Summary Trend Falling
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2014-2018
Desired Direction Falling
Summary Graph Summary graph for Incidence, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2018, the rate of new cases of all cancers combined was 47.9 per 100,000 people per year.
Healthy People 2020 Target No Healthy People Target for this measure.
More Information Incidence
Measure Name: Stage at Diagnosis
Measure Name Stage at Diagnosis
Year Range 2004-2018
Measure

Late-stage diagnosis rate: The number of new cancer cases diagnosed at a distant stage per 100,000 people per year for cancers of the prostate, lung and bronchus, colon, rectum, and cervix uteri. Late stage is defined as regional and distant stage diagnoses, per 100,000 women per year for cancer of the female breast.

Stage Distribution:  The proportion of new cancer cases among all cases diagnosed in a specific year.  The full distribution of all stages (local, regional, distant and unstaged/unknown) is shown.

Recent Summary Trend Falling
Recent Summary Trend Year Range 2013-2017
Desired Direction Falling
Summary Graph Summary graph for Stage at Diagnosis, Click to see detailed view of graph
Trends and Most Recent Estimates In 2018, the rate of new regional and distant stage breast cancer cases was 42.6 per 100,000 females.
Healthy People 2020 Target No Healthy People Target for this measure.
More Information Stage at Diagnosis