Last modified on 12 August 2009, at 14:38

Radiation Oncology/Epidemiology/Most commons


See also: Epidemiology in USA and Worldwide epidemiology

By demographicEdit

  • Men age 15-35: most common is testicular

GynecologicEdit

  • Most common gynecologic malignancy: 1) endometrial (46%), 2) ovarian, 3) cervical (16%)
Endometrial makes up only 6.3% of malignancies in women.
  • Deaths: Endometrial, 6500/yr (24%)
  • In 1930s, cervical was the most common cause of cancer death in women.

GastrointestinalEdit

  • 6% - Esophagus - 14,550 cases, 13,770 deaths (in 2006)
  • ?% - Gastric - 21,700 cases, 12,800 deaths (in 2001).
  • 1 - 4% - Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • 0.1 - 3% - GIST

Pediatric cancersEdit

12,000 cases/yr

  • 6th most common (under age 15) - osteosarcoma - 400/yr
  • Bone tumors: 1st - osteosarcoma, 2nd - Ewing's
  • Most common extracranial solid malignancy - Neuroblastoma
  • Most common malignancy of infants - Neuroblastoma
  • 4% (of pediatric malignancies) - Rhabdomyosarcoma