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Statistics about Thyroid cancer

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Thyroid cancer:

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Incidence (annual) of Thyroid cancer: 20,700 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate); 19,500 annual cases in the USA (NCI); 14,900 women and 4,600 men annually (NCI).

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 13,140 or 0.01% or 20,700 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Thyroid cancer: 20,699 per year, 1,724 per month, 398 per week, 56 per day, 2 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 20,700 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate); 19,500 annual cases in the USA (NCI); 14,900 women and 4,600 men annually (NCI).

Incidence of Thyroid cancer: Each year in the United States, thyroid cancer is diagnosed in 14,900 women and 4,600 men. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Thyroid Cancer: NCI)

Incidence statistics about Thyroid cancer:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Thyroid cancer:

  • 23,600 new cases for thyroid cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 5,960 new male cases for thyroid cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 17,640 new female cases for thyroid cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 2,100 new cases of thyroid cancer in women in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • 12 per 100,000 new cases of thyroid cancer in men in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • more about incidence...»

Death and mortality statistics for Thyroid cancer:

Deaths from Thyroid cancer: 1,460 estimated deaths for thyroid cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Thyroid cancer: 1,459 per year, 121 per month, 28 per week, 3 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 1,460 estimated deaths for thyroid cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

Death statistics for Thyroid cancer:

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Thyroid cancer:

  • 620 estimated male deaths for thyroid cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 840 estimated female deaths for thyroid cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
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Survival rate statistics for Thyroid cancer:

The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Thyroid cancer:

  • 96% of white people survive 5 years for thyroid cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 94% of African American people survive 5 years for thyroid cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 96% survive 5 years for thyroid cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 94.6% of people with thyroid cancer survive after 5 years in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for black people with thyroid cancer is 90.2% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for people with thyroid cancer is 94.6% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for white people with thyroid cancer is 94.7% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
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Society statistics for Thyroid cancer

Hospitalization statistics for Thyroid cancer:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Thyroid cancer:

  • 0.72% (91,298) of hospital episodes were for malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 86% of hospital consultations for malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital episodes for malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital episodes for malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30% of hospital admissions for malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 23% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.96% (503,982) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.026% (3,232) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 71% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 59% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.028% (14,418) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.007% (853) of hospital consultant episodes were for benign neoplasm of thyroid gland in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of thyroid gland required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of thyroid gland were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of thyroid gland were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of thyroid gland required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for benign neoplasm of thyroid gland in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for benign neoplasm of thyroid gland in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for benign neoplasm of thyroid gland in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 73% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of thyroid gland occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of thyroid gland occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of thyroid gland were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.005% (2,725) of hospital bed days were for benign neoplasm of thyroid gland in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Thyroid cancer. The term 'prevalence' of Thyroid cancer usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Thyroid cancer at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Thyroid cancer refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Thyroid 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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