Cancer Incidence in New Jersey
Table 1. Age-adjusted Rates for Specific Sites, Males (all races combined)

Cancer Site

Total Cases

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996 Prelim.

All Sites

107,502

565.8

537.7

504.3

491.9

476.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buccal Cavity and Pharynx

2,865

14.5

13.5

13.5

14.5

13.3

 

Lip

142

0.4

0.6

0.8

0.9

0.6

 

Tongue

673

3.5

3.0

3.4

3.0

3.4

 

Salivary Gland

269

1.1

1.6

1.3

1.3

1.2

 

Floor of Mouth

294

1.6

1.4

1.5

1.8

1.1

 

Gum & Other Mouth

438

2.4

1.9

1.9

2.3

1.9

 

Nasopharynx

168

0.8

0.7

0.8

1.0

0.7

 

Tonsil

305

1.5

1.3

1.5

1.3

1.8

 

Oropharynx

115

0.7

0.5

0.5

0.7

0.4

 

Hypopharynx

322

1.8

1.8

1.1

1.6

1.5

 

Other Buccal Cavity & Pharynx

139

0.7

0.7

0.7

0.6

0.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digestive System

21,933

112.5

108.6

104.0

101.6

98.3

 

Esophagus

1,626

8.3

8.6

8.2

7.4

7.1

 

Stomach

2,489

12.7

12.8

11.3

11.8

11.0

 

Small Intestine

287

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.2

1.3

 

Colon excluding Rectum

9,307

47.6

46.5

43.7

42.4

40.9

 

Rectum & Rectosigmoid

4,008

21.7

18.9

18.4

18.2

19.4

 

Anus, Anal Canal, & Anorectum

162

0.6

1.0

0.9

0.7

0.6

 

Liver & Intrahepatic Bile Duct

1,150

5.7

5.2

5.3

5.8

5.7

 

Gallbladder

176

0.6

1.1

0.9

0.7

0.8

 

Other Biliary

300

1.4

1.6

1.6

1.4

1.2

 

Pancreas

2,258

11.1

10.6

11.5

11.2

9.7

 

Retroperitoneum

78

0.6

0.4

0.3

0.2

0.4

 

Peritoneum, Omentum & Mesentery

44

0.2

0.2

0.3

0.3

0.1

 

Other Digestive Organs

48

0.3

0.2

0.2

0.3

0.1

Respiratory System

19,068

98.4

95.5

90.8

88.9

86.3

 

Nasal Cavity, Middle Ear, Sinus

174

1.0

0.9

0.6

0.7

1.0

 

Larynx

1,682

9.2

8.3

7.9

8.1

7.5

 

Lung & Bronchus

16,691

85.7

83.8

79.8

77.4

75.6

 

Pleura

454

2.1

2.1

2.3

2.3

2.0

 

Trachea, Mediastinum & Other Resp.

67

0.4

0.4

0.2

0.4

0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bones and Joints

224

1.6

1.1

1.3

0.8

1.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soft Tissue (Including Heart)

736

3.0

4.1

4.2

3.4

3.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skin (Excluding Basal and Squamous)

3,385

15.4

15.8

15.2

15.2

16.8

 

Melanomas-Skin

2,611

11.9

11.7

12.0

12.2

14.1

 

Other Non-Epithelial Skin

774

3.5

4.1

3.2

3.0

2.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breast

292

1.2

1.6

1.7

1.2

1.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male Genital System

34,482

196.5

177.3

156.4

148.8

144.7

 

Prostate

33,263

190.9

171.8

150.5

144.0

139.9

 

Testis

1,014

4.3

4.4

4.9

4.0

4.0

 

Penis

147

0.9

0.9

0.7

0.6

0.5

 

Other Male Genital Organs

58

0.4

0.2

0.3

0.2

0.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urinary System

10,553

53.5

52.7

49.0

50.8

47.0

 

Bladder

7,366

38.0

36.9

33.8

35.1

32.0

 

Kidney & Renal Pelvis

2,910

13.9

14.6

13.5

14.3

14.2

 

Ureter

192

1.1

0.9

1.1

1.0

0.6

 

Other Urinary Organs

85

0.5

0.3

0.6

0.4

0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eye and Orbit

212

1.2

1.1

1.1

1.0

0.9

Brain and Other Nervous System

1,488

7.4

7.1

8.0

7.7

6.8

 

Brain

1,401

6.8

6.8

7.4

7.3

6.5

 

Other Nervous System

87

0.6

0.3

0.6

0.4

0.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Endocrine System

718

3.4

3.2

3.8

4.0

2.8

 

Thyroid

570

2.7

2.7

2.8

3.1

2.1

 

Other Endocrine (Including Thymus)

148

0.7

0.5

1.0

0.9

0.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lymphomas

4,857

22.4

22.2

23.3

24.0

22.7

 

Hodgkin's Disease

754

4.0

3.6

3.5

3.9

3.3

 

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

4,103

18.4

18.6

19.8

20.1

19.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multiple Myeloma

1,070

5.5

5.4

4.8

5.3

4.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leukemias

2,585

13.0

13.4

13.2

11.9

12.4

 

Lymphocytic Leukemia

1,102

6.5

5.9

5.7

5.0

5.2

 

Granulocytic (Myeloid) Leukemia

1,057

4.5

5.3

4.9

4.9

5.7

 

Monocytic Leukemia

58

0.3

0.4

0.3

0.3

0.2

 

Other Leukemia

368

1.7

1.8

2.3

1.7

1.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ill-Defined & Unspecified Sites

3,034

15.9

15.3

14.4

12.8

14.1


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