Important Facts for Incidence of Late-Stage Breast Cancer
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
Why Is This Important?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.
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)