Cancer Registry

  • Purpose: To monitor cancer trends.
  • Key Information: Newly diagnosed tumors by type including demographic information.
  • Collection Period: Since1986. Preliminary data is available within a year of the event and final data with two years.

Rhode Island Numbers

  • Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Rhode Island (more)
  • Nearly four of every 10 Rhode Islanders will develop cancer sometime during their life.
  • The incidence of prostate, lung/bronchial, and colon/rectal cancer has declined recently for Rhode Island men; Rhode Island women have experienced recent declines breast and colon/rectal cancers. (more)

Newly Diagnosed Cases of Cancer - 2007

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Source: Rhode Island Cancer Registry