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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Rate of breast cancers diagnosed at advanced stage.

Measure Source

Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program.

Tables

1.2 Rate of breast cancer incidence per 100,000 women age 40 and over diagnosed at advanced stage (regional, distant stage or local stage w/tumor greater than 2cm), United States, 2000.

Data Source

National Cancer Institute, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, 12 areas except for Ethnicity which excludes Alaska Natives, Detroit, and Hawaii.

Denominator

Number of females, age 40 and over. 

Numerator

Number of women age 40 and over with new breast cancer diagnosed at advanced stage.

Comments

The incidence rates are per 100,000 females, age-adjusted 2000 U.S. standard population.

Advanced stage for this table is defined as localized tumors in excess of 2 cm and regional or distant staged tumors.

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