Health Indicator Report of Incidence of Late-Stage Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women.[http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/ ^1^] Female breast cancer diagnosed at later stages is harder to treat and is consistent with higher mortality.
NotesThis is Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective CA-11. Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. 2014 data are preliminary.
Data SourceNew Jersey State Cancer Registry, Cancer Epidemiology Services, New Jersey Department of Health
DefinitionAge-adjusted incidence rate of breast cancer diagnosed at a late stage in females per 100,000 standard population. * ICD-O-3 codes: C50.0-C50.9 (excl. types 9590-9992) * Late stage = regional (Stage 2-5) and distant (Stage 7)
NumeratorNumber of new cases of breast cancer diagnosed at the regional or distant stage among females
DenominatorTotal number of females in the population
Healthy People Objective: Reduce late-stage female breast cancerU.S. Target: 42.1 new cases per 100,000 females (age-adjusted)
State Target: 43.7 new cases per 100,000 females (age-adjusted)
Other Objectives'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective CA-11''': Reduce the age-adjusted incidence rate of late-stage female breast cancer per 100,000 female population to 43.7 for the total population, 43.3 among Whites, 48.9 among Blacks, 35.9 among Hispanics, and 27.5 among Asians.
How Are We Doing?Although the incidence rates have been slowly declining for late stage breast cancer, only the Asian population has surpassed its original Healthy New Jersey 2020 target of 33.2, while the total rate for all races and ethnicities has just reached its target.
Evidence-based PracticesGetting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that average-risk women who are 50 to 74 years old should have a screening mammogram every two years.[http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/ ^1^]
Available ServicesThe New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program provides comprehensive outreach, education and screening services for breast cancer. [http://www.nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/njceed.shtml]
Health Program InformationNJDOH cancer resources: [http://nj.gov/health/ces]
Page Content Updated On 08/01/2017, Published on 09/25/2017