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All Cancer

Cancer Types

Female

Breast Lung & Bronchus Colorectal Uterine Thyroid

Male

Prostate Lung & Bronchus Colorectal Urinary Bladder Skin Melanoma

Cancer Incidence Trend Data

Purpose

To describe the cancer burden in Rhode Island.

Key Information

Newly diagnosed cancer for all invasive malilgnant cancers combined and the five most common cancers among Rhode Islanders.

Key Findings

  • 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.

Rhode Island Numbers