Breast Cancer Statistics

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Average Annual Age-adjusted *
(per 100,000 women)
for Female Breast Cancer for 2000-2004

  Incidence Mortality
New York State 126.2 26.1
Nassau County 138.7 28.0
Suffolk County 142.7 29.0
Schoharie County 132.3 21.0
Tolland County 135.9 (1997-2001) 21.3 (1997-2001)
United States 127.8 25.5

Source for New York rates: New York State Cancer RegistryExternal Web Site Policy, New York State Department of Health. Source for U.S. incidence rates: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results ProgramExternal Web Site Policy, 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 RegistryExternal Web Site Policy – 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 ProfilesExternal Web Site Policy – 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 siteExternal Web Site Policy – 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 ServiceExternal Web Site Policy. 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 factorsExternal Web Site Policy are believed to be largely responsible, but the remaining reasons are unknown.

  • Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk FactorsExternal Web Site Policy, Cornell University – includes information on understanding cancer maps and statistics.

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