Number of HPV-Associated Cancer Cases per Year
During 2004–2008, an average of 33,369 cancers each year potentially were associated with HPV (rate of 10.8 per 100,000) in the United States. The table below shows the average number of cases and the incidence rate for each type of HPV-associated cancer.
Incidence Counts and Rates of HPV-Associated Cancers by Sex and Site, 2004–2008
|Cancer Site||Average Number of Cases per Year||Incidence Rate per 100,000 People|
Yearly Incidence Counts of HPV-Associated Cancers in the United States, 2004–2008
Incidence source: Combined data from CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries and the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results program as published in: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Human papillomavirus–associated cancers—United States, 2004–2008. MMWR 2012;61(15):258–261.
Rates are per 100,000 persons and are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. Incidence rates cover approximately 100% of the U.S. population.
All cancers were limited to cell types and cancer sites most likely to be HPV-associated, so these numbers will not match those found in the United States Cancer Statistics: Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Methods used in this analysis, including case definition, were established in: Watson M, Saraiya M, Ahmed F, Cardinez CJ, Reichman ME, Weir HK, Richards TB. Using population-based cancer registry data to assess the burden of human papillomavirus-associated cancers in the United States: Overview of methods. Cancer 2008;113(S10):2841–2854.
Information on deaths due to these cancers can be found in the United States Cancer Statistics: Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. However, the mortality data do not contain information on cancer cell types, and information on cancer site is limited. Thus, incidence and mortality of these cancers should not be compared.
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