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Projected New Cancer Cases and Deaths for Selected Sites by Sex
North Carolina, 2001

Primary Cancer Site Projected New Cases
Total Male Female
Lip, Oral Cavity, Pharynx 950 635 315
      Tongue 205 140 65
      Salivary Glands 95 50 45
      Pharynx 265 195 70
      Other Parts of Mouth 385 250 135
Digestive Organs, Peritoneum 7205 3735 3470
      Esophagus 375 275 100
      Stomach 685 420 265
      Small Intestine 130 65 65
      Colon, Rectum 4415 2175 2240
      Liver, Bile Ducts 400 265 135
      Pancreas 895 425 470
      Other, Ill-defined sites 305 110 195
Respiratory System 5880 3390 2490
      Larynx 375 295 80
      Bronchus, Lung 5355 2990 2365
      Other 150 105 45
Bones and Joints 75 40 35
Soft Tissue including Heart 185 100 85
Malignant Melanoma of the Skin 1445 780 665
Breast 5940 35 5905
Genital Organs 8910 6245 2665
      Cervix Uteri, Invasive 425 -- 425
      Corpus Uteri 1140 -- 1140
      Ovary 750 -- 750
      Other Female Genital 350 -- 350
      Prostate 5990 5990 --
      Testis 205 205 --
      Other Male Genital 50 50 --
Urinary Organs 2660 1820 840
      Urinary Bladder 1640 1195 445
      Kidney, Renal Pelvis 915 555 360
      Other Urinary Organs 105 70 35
Eye and Orbit 70 40 30
Brain, CNS 520 285 235
Endocrine Glands 570 155 415
      Thyroid Gland 520 130 390
      Other Endocrine Glands 50 25 25
Leukemia 955 530 425
      Lymphocytic Leukemia 410 235 175
      Myeloid Leukemia 415 220 195
      Monocytic Leukemia 20 10 10
      Other Leukemia 110 65 45
Lymphomas 1780 960 820
      Hodgkin's Disease 220 120 100
      Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 1560 840 720
Multiple Myeloma 445 225 220
Miscellaneous 930 650 280
ALL SITES 38520 19625 18895

Includes all carcinomas of the urinary bladder, but excludes carcinoma in situ of all other sites and common skin cancer.

We believe the projections of new prostate cancer cases are higher than they should be. It is hard to project the number of new cases for this site because of the high incidence rates of the early 90's that resulted from the introduction of the PSA test.

Projected: An estimate of the cases, deaths, or disease rates that are expected tooccur in the future based on past experience.

Produced by the NC Central Cancer Registry,
State Center for Health Statistics, DHHS