Oral cancer prevalence has decreased from the mid 1960s until the latest (2004) National Cancer Institute Survey.
Table 1 presents oral cancer prevalence in total number and percent of population for adult men and women of all ages.
Oral Cancer Prevalence (Table 1)
- In 2004 approximately 157,000 (0.11% of) men and 87,000 (0.07% of) women had oral cancer.
- There are more people with oral cancer in older age groups.
Table 1: Oral Cancer, Total Number of Cases by Gender and Age
Total number of US oral cancer cases and percent of population, by selected characteristics, 2004
Source: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, National Cancer Institute
U.S. 2006 cancer prevalence counts are based on 2006 cancer prevalence proportions from the SEER 9 registries (San Francisco, Connecticut, Detroit, Hawaii, Iowa, New Mexico, Seattle, Utah, and Atlanta) and 1/1/2006.
|Gender||All Ages||0 to 9||10 to 19||20 to 29||30 to 39||40 to 49||50 to 59||60 to 69||70 plus|
|Percent of Total Population||Male||0.0732||not enough data||0.0018||0.0050||0.0144||0.0548||0.1667||0.2775||0.6367|