Cancer Incidence Trend Data
To describe the cancer burden in Rhode Island.
Newly diagnosed cancer for all invasive malilgnant cancers combined and the five most common cancers among Rhode Islanders.
- There were an average of 6,100 new cancer cases annually (an age-adjusted rate of 512 per 100,000).
Aging is the most significant risk factor for cancer; the majority of cancers are among individuals older than 60 years.
The incidence of newly diagnosed cancers continued to decline.
- The greatest decline was in common cancers among males: prostate, lung, colorectal and bladder cancers.
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