Statistics about Anal Cancer


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Anal Cancer. The term 'prevalence' of Anal Cancer usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Anal Cancer at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Anal Cancer refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Anal Cancer diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Anal Cancer: (see also prevalence and incidence page for Anal Cancer)
  Incidence (annual) of Anal Cancer: 3,900 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
  Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 69,743 or 0.00% or 3,900 people in USA [about data]
  Incidence statistics about Anal Cancer: The following statistics relate to the incidence of Anal Cancer:
  • 4,010 new cases for anus/anal canal/anorectum cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 1,890 new male cases for anus/anal canal/anorectum cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 2,120 new female cases for anus/anal canal/anorectum cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

Death and mortality statistics for Anal Cancer:
  Deaths from Anal Cancer: 580 estimated deaths for anus/anal canal/anorectum cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  Death statistics for Anal Cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Anal Cancer:
  • 210 estimated male deaths for anus/anal canal/anorectum cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 370 estimated female deaths for anus/anal canal/anorectum cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

Society statistics for Anal Cancer
  Hospitalization statistics for Anal Cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Anal Cancer:
  • 0.02% (2,712) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 12% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 63 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 21% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.03% (16,001) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.37% (46,755) of hospital consultant episodes were for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.076% (39,731) of hospital bed days were for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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