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Health Indicator Report of Incidence of Late-Stage Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women.[ ^1^] Female breast cancer diagnosed at later stages is harder to treat and is consistent with higher mortality.


This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective CA-11. Data for White, Black, and Asian/PI do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. 2019 data are preliminary.


Age-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)


Number of new cases of breast cancer diagnosed at the regional or distant stage among females


Total number of females in the population

Healthy People Objective: Reduce late-stage female breast cancer

U.S. Target: 42.1 new cases per 100,000 females (age-adjusted)
State Target: 43.7 new cases per 100,000 females (age-adjusted)

Other Objectives

'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective CA-11''': Reduce the age-adjusted incidence rate of late-stage female breast cancer per 100,000 female population to 43.7 for the total population, 43.3 among Whites, 48.9 among Blacks, 35.7 among Hispanics, and (revised) 30.1 among Asians.

Evidence-based Practices

Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that average-risk women who are 50 to 74 years old should have a screening mammogram every two years.[ ^1^]

Available Services

The [ New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection] (NJCEED) Program provides comprehensive outreach, education and screening services for breast cancer.

Health Program Information

NJDOH cancer resources: []
Page Content Updated On 05/05/2022, Published on 05/05/2022
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