Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project (Past Initiative)
Breast Cancer Statistics
Average Annual Age-adjusted
(per 100,000 women)
for Female Breast Cancer for 2000-2004
|New York State||126.2||26.1|
|Tolland County||135.9 (1997-2001)||21.3 (1997-2001)|
Source for New York rates: New York State Cancer Registry, New York State Department of Health. Source for U.S. incidence rates: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program, NCI; and for the mortality rates: National Center for Health Statistics.
* The incidence rate is the average annual number of newly diagnosed
cases of breast cancer per 100,000 women per year. The mortality rate
is the average annual number of deaths from breast cancer per 100,000
women per year. Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000
Additional Web Site Resources on Breast Cancer Statistics
- New York State Cancer Registry – includes maps of breast cancer incidence rates by county and data on the observed and expected breast cancer incidence by ZIP code.
- NCI Cancer State Profiles – includes interactive maps, graphs, and data on breast cancer incidence and mortality rates, as well as other types of cancer.
- NCI Cancer Mortality Maps & Graphs Web site – access the Atlas
of Cancer Mortality in the U.S., 1950-94, which shows the geographic
patterns of cancer death rates in over 3,000 counties across the country
over more than four decades. The atlas consists of maps, text, tables,
and figures showing the geographic patterns of cancer death rates throughout
the United States from 1950 to 1994 for about 40 cancers, including breast
cancer. In addition to being available on the Web, single printed copies
of the atlas may be ordered by calling NCI's Cancer Information Service
at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237). It may also be ordered on NCI's on-line Publications Locator
Service. The telephone number for callers with TTY equipment is 1-800-332-8615.
The maps show a pattern of elevated mortality rates for female breast cancer extending from the Mid-Atlantic through the Northeastern states has persisted for many years. Established risk factors are believed to be largely responsible, but the remaining reasons are unknown. The following links are to the Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the U.S., 1950-94:
- Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, Cornell University – includes information on understanding cancer maps and statistics.