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Incidence Statistics for Types of Throat cancer

The information below shows a list of types of Throat cancer, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Throat cancer. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Throat cancer

Disease

Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Pharynx cancer approx 1 in 32,969 or 0.00% or 8,250 people in USA 8,250 8,250 new cases for pharynx cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
Larynx cancer approx 1 in 22,666 or 0.00% or 12,000 people in USA 12,000 12,000 annual cases in the United States (NCI); 8,900 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
tonsil cancer N/A N/A No information

Incidence Statistics for Throat cancer

Incidence statistics about Throat cancer:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Throat cancer:

  • 27 new female cases of tracheal, bronchial and lung cancer per 100,000 population in Australia 2000 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 62 new male cases of tracheal, bronchial and lung cancer per 100,000 population in Australia 2000 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

Types of Throat cancer

For more information about types of Throat cancer, refer to our section on types of Throat cancer.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Throat cancer usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Throat cancer. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Throat cancer at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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