Cancer--Estimated New Cases, and Survival Rates: 1987-1989 to 1996-2003

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 171):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 30 rows and 12 columns.

1,445 represents 1,445,000. The 5-year relative survival rate, which is derived by adjusting the observed survival rate for expected mortality, represents the likelihood that a person will not die from causes directly related to their cancer within 5 years. Survival data shown are based on those patients diagnosed while residents of an area listed below during the time periods shown. Data are based on information collected as part of the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program, a collection of population-based registries in five states (Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, New Mexico, Utah) and four metropolitian areas (Atlanta, Detroit, San Francisco-Oakland, and Seattle-Puget Sound)


  1. Estimates provided by American Cancer Society ( are
    based on rates from the National Cancer Institute’s SEER program.
  2. Includes other sites not shown separately.
  3. Survival rates for female only.
  4. All types combined
  5. Invasive cancer only.
    [tbf]Source: U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute,
    For more information:


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.