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Projected New Cancer Cases and Deaths for Selected Sites by Sex
North Carolina, 2003

Primary Cancer Site Projected New Cases Projected Deaths
TotalMale Female TotalMale Female
Lip, Oral Cavity, Pharynx 955 640 315 420 335 85
Tongue 215 145 70 95 75 20
Salivary Glands 105 60 45 30 20 10
Pharynx 165 120 45 55 40 15
Other Parts of Mouth 470 315 155 240 200 40
Digestive Organs, Peritoneum 7580 3965 3615 4000 2125 1875
Esophagus 395 290 105 360 275 85
Stomach 695 425 270 410 240 170
Small Intestine 150 75 75 35 20 15
Colon, Rectum 4540 2260 2280 1780 875 905
Liver, Bile Ducts 440 295 145 375 230 145
Pancreas 920 445 475 870 420 450
Other, Ill-defined sites 440 175 265 170 65 105
Respiratory System 6005 3450 2555 4960 2980 1980
Larynx 355 275 80 120 95 25
Bronchus, Lung 5490 3065 2425 4805 2860 1945
Other 160 110 50 35 25 10
Bones and Joints 75 40 35 40 20 20
Soft Tissue including Heart 240 130 110 125 60 65
Malignant Melanoma of the Skin 1460 810 650 230 145 85
Breast 6385 40 6345 1370 10 1360
Genital Organs 8915 6355 2560 1815 1005 810
Cervix Uteri, Invasive 400 -- 400 145 -- 145
Corpus Uteri 1190 -- 1190 200 -- 200
Ovary 795 -- 795 425 -- 425
Other Female Genital 175 -- 175 40 -- 40
Prostate 6080 6080 -- 985 985 --
Testis 235 235 -- 10 10 --
Other Male Genital 40 40 -- 10 10 --
Urinary Organs 2730 1880 850 725 465 260
Urinary Bladder 1715 1260 455 350 235 115
Kidney, Renal Pelvis 945 580 365 355 220 135
Other Urinary Organs 70 45 25 20 10 10
Eye and Orbit 65 35 30 5 0 5
Brain, CNS 560 315 245 400 220 180
Endocrine Glands 635 175 460 65 30 35
Thyroid Gland 580 145 435 35 15 20
Other Endocrine Glands 55 30 25 30 15 15
Leukemia 1010 570 440 640 355 285
Lymphocytic Leukemia 430 250 180 185 110 75
Myeloid Leukemia 450 245 205 280 155 125
Monocytic Leukemia 20 10 10 5 0 5
Other Leukemia 110 65 45 170 90 80
Lymphomas 1835 985 850 760 400 360
Hodgkin's Disease 240 130 110 40 25 15
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 1625 885 740 720 375 345
Multiple Myeloma 460 240 220 320 160 160
Miscellaneous 1240 670 570 1130 500 630
ALL SITES 40150 20300 19850 17005 8810 8195

The total 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 to occur in the future based on past experience.

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