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Breast Cancer Stats

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States

The highest concentration of breast cancer in the United States is found in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Nearly
400

Sonoma County women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

About
85

Sonoma County women will die of breast cancer this year.

Over
50%

of the 10 million Americans over age 50 have osteoporosis, of which 80% are women.

Publications

Chronic Disease: Fact Sheet Cancer - 2009

Sonoma County Indicators: Economy, Environment, Health, Society, Tourism, Workforce

Cancer Center 2010 Annual Report

2010 Marin County Data Summary: Leading Causes of Death 2003-2007

Selected Cancer Facts-Sonoma County

Incidence Rates for California's Most Common Cancers: Sonoma County, 2004-2008

Males
Cancer Type
County Rate
State Rate
Cancer Type
Prostate
County Rate
147.3
State Rate
143.3
Cancer Type
Lung & Bronchus
County Rate
59.2
State Rate
62.0
Cancer Type
Colon & Rectum
County Rate
51.9
State Rate
50.3
Cancer Type
Bladder
County Rate
43.3*
State Rate
33.6
Cancer Type
Melanoma
County Rate
35.0*
State Rate
26.2
Cancer Type
All Sites
County Rate
531.2*
State Rate
494.5
Females
Cancer Type
County Rate
State Rate
Cancer Type
Breast

County Rate
142.5*

State Rate
121.6

Cancer Type
Lung & Bronchus

County Rate
51.2*

State Rate
45.0

Cancer Type
Colon & Rectum

County Rate
43.1*

State Rate
38.1

Cancer Type
Uterus

County Rate
25.2*

State Rate
22.1

Cancer Type
Melanoma

County Rate
23.6*

State Rate
15.4

Cancer Type
All Sites

County Rate
431.8*

State Rate
387.4

Rates are shown as the number of new cases or deaths per 100,000 persons. All rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 United States Standard Population.

 

*County rate is statistically significantly different from the Statewide rate (p<0.05).

Mortality Rates for California's Most Common Cancers: Sonoma County, 2004-2008

Males
Cancer Type
County Rate
State Rate
Cancer Type
Lung & Bronchus
County Rate
49.8
State Rate
49.7
Cancer Type
Prostate
County Rate
26.8
State Rate
22.9
Cancer Type
Colon & Rectum
County Rate
20.8
State Rate
18.1
Cancer Type
Pancreas
County Rate
13.9
State Rate
11.7
Cancer Type
Liver & Intrahepatic Bile Duct
County Rate
9.3
State Rate
9.4
Cancer Type
All Sites
County Rate
214.1*
State Rate
194.2
Females
Cancer Type
County Rate
State Rate
Cancer Type
Lung & Bronchus

County Rate
41.7*

State Rate
33.6

Cancer Type
Breast

County Rate
22.7

State Rate
22.3

Cancer Type
Colon & Rectum

County Rate
14.4

State Rate
13.1

Cancer Type
Pancreas

County Rate
25.210.4

9.2

State Rate
22.1

Cancer Type
Ovary

County Rate
10.9*

State Rate
8.4

Cancer Type
All Sites

County Rate
153.8*

State Rate
142.1

Rates are shown as the number of new cases or deaths per 100,000 persons. All rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 United States Standard Population.

 

*County rate is statistically significantly different from the Statewide rate (p<0.05).

Sonoma County Estimated Number of New Cancer Cases and Deaths, 2011 (Major Sites) Cases

Cancer Type
Cases
Deaths
Cancer Type
Breast

Cases
425

Deaths
75

Cancer Type
Prostate

Cases
365

Deaths
55

Cancer Type
Lunch & Bronchus

Cases
260

Deaths
225

Cancer Type
Colon & Rectum

Cases
235

Deaths
80

Cancer Type
Bladder

Cases
125

Deaths
30

Cancer Type
All Sites

Cases
2470

Deaths
945

California's Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan

Dear Californians,

 

This is the second Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan issued by California Dialogue on Cancer (CDOC), a coalition of cancer control stakeholders from across the state. The goals of CDOC are to reduce cancer suffering and mortalit in California. This plan sets forth strategies that will help to accomplish these goals. CDOC’s first plan, published in 2004, helped guide California’s efforts to reduce the burden of cancer through 2010. During this period, cancer mortality and incidence rates steadily decreased; however, cancer continues to be a major health threat. Cancer, second only to heart disease as the cause of death of Californians, has touched all of our lives. Approximately every four minutes, a Californian will be diagnosed with cancer, and every ten minutes, a Californian will die of cancer. Thus, we must not relax our efforts to combat this terrible scourge.

 

This plan summarizes current data on the most common cancers we encounter in California. Cancer control stakeholders should use the objectives and strategies outlined in this plan to guide their efforts in reducing cancer incidence and mortality in the people they serve. In addition, this plan contains screening and lifestyle recommendations everyone can follow to reduce the risk of selected cancers.

 

Many experts throughout the state gave generously of their time and knowledge to develop this plan. Their cooperative efforts serve as a model of the kind of collaboration needed to accomplish our goals. I would like to thank the contributors listed on the following pages for their creative time, effort, and expertise.

 

Sincerely,
Daniel S. Anderson MD, FACP – Chairman, Excutive Committee

 

Read California’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.