The latest data from the Nebraska Cancer Registry show that almost 9,000 invasive cancers were diagnosed among Nebraska residents during 2011, ranking ahead of heart disease for the third consecutive year, and accounting for over 3,400 deaths among Nebraska residents.
According to the data collected by the registry in 2011, the ten most frequently diagnosed cancers in Nebraska were:
- Female breast (1,301 diagnoses)
- Prostate (1,199 diagnoses)
- Lung & bronchus (1,137 diagnoses)
- Colon & rectum (896 diagnoses)
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (419 diagnoses)
- Urinary bladder (413 diagnoses)
- Melanoma of the skin (378 diagnoses)
- Endometrium (306 diagnoses)
- Kidney & renal pelvis (305 diagnoses)
- Leukemia (256 diagnoses)
The Nebraska Cancer Registry was established in 1986, for the purpose of gathering data that describe how many Nebraska residents are diagnosed with cancer, what types of cancer they have, what types of treatment they receive, and the time and quality of survival after diagnosis. The registry is supported using a portion of the state's cigarette tax, and with funds provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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