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Incidence of Laryngeal Cancer

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Incidence of Laryngeal Cancer by County, Males, 2016-2020

Incidence of Laryngeal Cancer by County, Females, 2016-2020

Why Is This Important?

During 2020, 218 male and 57 female New Jersey residents were diagnosed with cancer of the larynx (voice box). Factors that can increase your risk of laryngeal cancer include: tobacco use, including smoking and chewing tobacco; heavy alcohol consumption; and possibly a virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV).


Incidence rate of invasive laryngeal cancer for a defined population in a specified time interval. Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Standard Population. Rates are per 100,000 population.

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How the Measure is Calculated

Numerator:Number of new cases of laryngeal cancer among a defined population in a specified time interval.
Denominator:Defined population in a specified time interval.

How Are We Doing?

Between 1990 and 2020, the age-adjusted rate of laryngeal cancer in males decreased from 9.5 to 4.0 cases per 100,000. In females, the rate decreased from 2.2 to 0.9 per 100,000 during the same interval. The lifetime risk of developing laryngeal cancer is 1 in 190 for men and 1 in 830 for women.

What Is Being Done?

A Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan was developed by the Task Force on Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment in New Jersey which aims to reduce the incidence, illness and death due to cancer among New Jersey residents. []

Available Services

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has many programs and partnerships related to cancer data and information, cancer resources and cancer prevention. Cancer Epidemiology Services: [] Interactive New Jersey cancer incidence and mortality data, as well as numerous publications, are available through the NJDOH website for cancer statistics and mapping. [] Office of Cancer Control and Prevention: [] NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED): [] NJ Commission on Cancer Research: []

Indicator Data Last Updated On 10/24/2023, Published on 05/24/2024
Cancer Epidemiology Services, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 369, Trenton, NJ 08625-0369, e-mail: (