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Five Most Common Cancer Cases
Los Angeles County, 1996

Five Most Common Cancer Cases Among Men

Cancer Cases Per 100,000 Men
Prostate 123.4
Lung 58.4
Colorectal 46.8
Bladder 25.1
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 20.1

Cases of prostate cancer occurred among males in different ethnic groups as follows:
African Americans (198.5)
White (131.2)
Latino (87.5)
Asian/Pacific Islanders (57.8)

Five Most Common Cancer Cases Among Women

Cancer Cases Per 100,000 Women
Breast 99.7
Lung 37.1
Colorectal 32.6
Uterus 18.7
Ovary 13.3

Cases of breast cancer occurred among females of different ethnic groups as follows:
White (123.3)
African Americans (99.6)
Asian/Pacific Islanders (73.6)
Latino (63.6)

Source: 1996 data obtained from Cancer in Los Angeles County: Incidence and
Morality by Race/Ethnicity 1988–1996, Los Angeles County Cancer Surveillance
Program, University of Southern California, 1999, and from Cancer in California:
1988–1996, California Department of Health Services, Cancer Surveillance Section,
March 1999. All incidence rates were age-adjusted and standardized to the 1970
Census population.

Source: Los Angeles County Dept. of Health Services


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