Basic Summary for Pharynx cancer


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Main name of condition: Pharynx cancer


What is Pharynx cancer?
  Brief description of Pharynx cancer: Cancer of the pharynx
  Parent types of Pharynx cancer: Oral cancer, Respiratory system cancer, Throat cancer
  Organs Affected by Pharynx cancer: pharynx
  Types of Pharynx cancer: Oropharynx cancer, Nasopharynx cancer, Hypopharynx cancer
How many people get Pharynx cancer?
  Incidence (annual) of Pharynx cancer: 8,250 new cases for pharynx cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  Incidence Rate of Pharynx cancer: approx 1 in 32,969 or 0.00% or 8,250 people in USA [about data]
How serious is Pharynx cancer?
  Deaths for Pharynx cancer: 2,070 estimated deaths for pharynx cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
What causes Pharynx cancer?
  Class of Condition for Pharynx cancer: cancer
Can anyone else get Pharynx cancer?
  Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.
Society issues for Pharynx cancer
  Hospitalization statistics for Pharynx cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Pharynx cancer:
  • 0.1% (12,649) of hospital episodes were for malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 89% of hospital consultations for malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx required hospital admission malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital episodes for malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital episodes for malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16% of hospital admissions for malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx 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 lip, oral cavity and pharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.16% (84,442) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and pharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.004% (532) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of oropharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 87% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of oropharynx required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of oropharynx were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 24% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of oropharynx were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 22% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of oropharynx required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of oropharynx 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 oropharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 59 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of oropharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of oropharynx occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of oropharynx occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of oropharynx were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.007% (3,885) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasm of oropharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.009% (1,105) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 70% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 18% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 21% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.01% (5,343) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.004% (511) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of hypopharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 86% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of hypopharynx required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of hypopharynx were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of hypopharynx were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of hypopharynx required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 12.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of hypopharynx 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 hypopharynx 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 hypopharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of hypopharynx occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of hypopharynx occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of hypopharynx were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.009% (4,623) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasm of hypopharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.018% (2,348) of hospital consultant episodes were for benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 71% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (1,090) of hospital bed days were for benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

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