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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 5-digit Site Recode Dictionary for definitions of cancer site codes.

Number of Cases for Selected Cancers in the SEER-Medicare File
Diagnosis Years 1991 – 2011
Year Colorectal
(21041-21052)
Pancreas
(21100)
Lung
(22030)
Breast
(26000)
Uterus
(27020-27030)
Ovary
(27040)
Prostate
(28010)
Kidney/ Renal
(29020)
Lymphoma (NHL)
(33041-33042)
Bladder
(29010)
Liver
(21071)
Brain
(31010)
Thyroid
(32010)
Other Cancers Total
2011 9,647 3,471 15,338 13,460 2,441 1,239 16,367 2,871 4,052 5,299 1,353 897 1,021 25,126 102,582
2010 10,043 3,443 16,048 13,392 2,478 1,343 16,651 2,900 4,114 5,658 1,344 897 997 25,948 105,256
2009 10,749 3,414 16,701 13,727 2,460 1,387 17,493 2,960 4,188 5,409 1,375 1,005 1,000 25,548 107,416
2008 11,571 3,531 17,182 13,916 2,344 1,549 18,652 3,026 4,315 5,748 1,385 922 923 25,887 110,951
2007 12,081 3,482 17,501 14,013 2,418 1,368 20,676 3,017 4,507 5,785 1,343 963 870 26,168 114,192
2006 12,927 3,578 18,074 14,063 2,452 1,569 20,758 2,960 4,571 5,859 1,214 937 879 26,431 116,272
2005 13,654 3,477 18,624 14,317 2,485 1,540 19,859 2,978 4,546 6,031 1,225 1,043 858 26,604 117,241
2004 14,347 3,470 18,748 14,461 2,458 1,546 20,933 2,948 4,690 6,277 1,231 999 754 26,898 119,760
2003 14,784 3,460 18,876 14,478 2,550 1,596 20,962 2,802 4,524 5,899 1,147 969 713 25,955 118,715
2002 15,082 3,445 18,370 15,248 2,558 1,686 22,970 2,752 4,319 5,635 1,164 935 688 25,567 120,419
2001 14,725 3,180 17,766 15,141 2,602 1,586 21,790 2,494 4,100 5,504 1,038 901 582 24,465 115,874
2000 14,671 3,060 17,084 14,588 2,505 1,648 20,642 2,305 4,034 5,374 956 913 528 21,952 110,260
1999 6,682 1,389 7,195 7,042 1,240 766 9,847 996 1,910 2,376 536 441 229 10,060 50,709
1998 7,002 1,434 7,525 6,959 1,267 773 9,320 1,021 1,857 2,475 433 463 211 10,226 50,966
1997 7,090 1,500 7,686 7,172 1,397 774 9,897 955 1,928 2,510 467 450 233 10,650 52,709
1996 7,068 1,533 8,038 6,919 1,439 836 9,779 1,046 1,949 2,629 457 423 215 10,795 53,126
1995 7,206 1,574 8,118 7,143 1,451 871 10,364 1,095 1,832 2,631 442 417 212 11,123 54,479
1994 7,474 1,563 8,276 7,044 1,471 850 11,554 1,096 1,889 2,713 432 469 213 11,181 56,225
1993 7,747 1,573 8,297 7,119 1,562 960 14,047 1,014 1,900 2,703 440 465 238 11,290 59,355
1992 8,089 1,583 8,520 7,428 1,605 887 16,537 1,038 1,827 2,845 382 524 216 11,535 63,016
1991 6,504 1,292 6,531 5,747 1,211 755 11,671 821 1,420 2,137 304 383 157 8,907 47,840
Total 219,143 54,452 280,498 233,377 42,394 25,529 340,769 43,095 68,472 91,497 18,668 15,416 11,737 402,316 1,847,363

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: 03 Nov 2014