Prevalence and Incidence of Tongue Cancer


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About prevalence and incidence statistics: The term 'prevalence' of Tongue Cancer usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Tongue Cancer at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Tongue Cancer refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Tongue 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.

Incidence (annual) of Tongue Cancer: 7,320 new cases for tongue cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 37,158 or 0.00% or 7,320 people in USA [about data]

Incidence statistics about Tongue Cancer: The following statistics relate to the incidence of Tongue Cancer:

  • 4,860 new male cases for tongue cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 2,460 new female cases for tongue cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

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