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SEER-Medicare: Number of Cases for Selected Cancers Appearing in the Data

The following table lists the number of selected cancers appearing in the data. The data is displayed by year, beginning with 1991, and by cancer site. Use the 2-digit Site Recode Dictionary for definitions of cancer site codes.

Number of Cases for Selected Cancers in the SEER-Medicare File
Diagnosis Years 1991-2009
Year Colorectal
(15–23, 25–26)
Pancreas
(33)
Lung
(39)
Breast
(46)
Uterus
(48–49)
Ovary
(50)
Prostate
(54)
Kidney/ Renal
(59)
Lymphoma (NHL)
(71–72)
Bladder
(58)
Liver
(29)
Brain
(63)
Thyroid
(65)
Other Cancers Total
2009 10,564 3,334 16,349 13,570 2,420 1,347 16,903 2,885 4,077 5,285 1,326 973 989 24598 104,620
2008 11,489 3,509 17,057 13,812 2,336 1,535 18,365 2,993 4,263 5,681 1,377 915 914 25376 109,622
2007 12,062 3,477 17,457 13,987 2,411 1,365 20,509 2,991 4,480 5,754 1,343 956 865 25879 113,536
2006 12,921 3,573 18,043 14,046 2,452 1,570 20,642 2,950 4,547 5,862 1,215 939 876 26206 115,842
2005 13,647 3,475 18,610 14,288 2,480 1,539 19,803 2,977 4,537 6,016 1,230 1042 856 26436 116,936
2004 14,349 3,472 18,735 14,471 2,456 1,543 20,885 2,943 4,679 6,269 1,233 996 753 26786 119,570
2003 14,769 3,459 18,869 14,478 2,551 1,594 20,935 2,800 4,517 5,906 1,155 968 709 25881 118,591
2002 15,090 3,445 18,364 15,253 2,557 1,685 22,940 2,749 4,314 5,632 1,169 933 687 25499 120,317
2001 14,719 3,178 17,752 15,134 2,600 1,579 21,747 2,494 4,105 5,510 1,038 898 582 24388 115,724
2000 14,664 3,057 17,050 14,576 2,504 1,646 20,590 2,301 4,023 5,367 956 914 527 21892 110,067
1999 6,672 1,385 7,182 7,042 1,240 769 9,829 994 1,904 2,372 534 439 229 10033 50,624
1998 6,991 1,434 7,505 6,955 1,269 772 9,309 1,019 1,853 2,475 435 462 211 10193 50,883
1997 7,092 1,502 7,671 7,173 1,396 774 9,887 955 1,924 2,501 465 447 233 10630 52,650
1996 7,057 1,526 8,019 6,912 1,438 836 9,746 1,045 1,942 2,625 458 423 214 10770 53,011
1995 7,201 1,571 8,096 7,151 1,451 870 10,330 1,091 1,829 2,630 444 413 211 11098 54,386
1994 7,465 1,562 8,257 7,049 1,472 851 11,540 1,095 1,890 2,713 433 466 212 11148 56,153
1993 7,735 1,568 8,270 7,111 1,562 960 14,023 1,012 1,898 2,697 443 465 238 11264 59,246
1992 8,071 1,580 8,501 7,426 1,605 887 16,514 1,036 1,825 2,843 383 524 217 11492 62,904
1991 8,204 1,639 8,258 7,281 1,576 919 14,780 1,062 1,808 2,770 376 481 186 11412 60,752
Total 200,762 47,746 250,045 207,715 37,776 23,041 309,277 37,392 60,415 80,908 16,013 13654 9709 350981 1,645,434

Exclusions applied to this table:

  • Patient must be age 65+ at time of diagnosis.
  • Sequence number is 00 or 01.
  • Must be enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B and not in HMO in the month of diagnosis.

Additional exclusions could be applied to the table, such as reporting source must be other than autopsy or death certificate.

Please note: Entitlement information is only available from 1991 on.

Column numbers in parenthesis indicate the SEER site codes used to identify the selected cancers.

Last Modified: 30 Jun 2014