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Prevalence and Incidence of Pituitary Cancer

Incidence (annual) of Pituitary Cancer:

14 per 100,000 people (NIDDK) ... see also overview of Pituitary Cancer.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 7,142 or 0.01% or 38,080 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "14 per 100,000 people (NIDDK)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Pituitary Cancer:

38,080 per year, 3,173 per month, 732 per week, 104 per day, 4 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "14 per 100,000 people (NIDDK)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence of types of Pituitary Cancer:

For details see incidence of types of Pituitary Cancer analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

Lifetime risk for Pituitary Cancer:

25% of people have small pituitary tumors on autopsy but most are symptom-free.

Prevalance of Pituitary Cancer:

Clinically significant pituitary tumors affect the health of approximately 14 out of 100,000 people. (Source: excerpt from Prolactinoma: NIDDK)

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Pituitary Cancer usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Pituitary Cancer at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Pituitary Cancer refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Pituitary Cancer diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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