Taiwan’s breast cancer

Taiwan’s breast cancer

In 2016, 12,672 new cases of breast cancer were discovered, and 2,377 women died of breast cancer that year.  In 2016, new breast cancer cases among women 30-49 years old numbered 4,681 and new breast cancer cases among women 45-49 years old numbered 2,273.  In 1996, new breast cancer cases occurring that year numbered 3,478.

In 2003, the standardized rate of occurrence of breast cancer was 42.01 per 100,000, and in 2016, the standardized rate of occurrence of breast cancer was 72.99 per 100,000.

Taiwan’s top ten cancers are in descending order:  (1)  breast cancer; (2)  cancer of the large intestine; (3)  lung cancer; (4)  thyroid cancer; (5)  liver cancer; (6)  cancer of the uterus; (7)  ovarian cancer; (8)  cervical cancer; (9) skin cancer; (10) stomach cancer.

Taipei and New Taipei City have the highest breast cancer occurrence rates while Pingtung county and Tainan city have the highest number of breast cancer deaths.

The breast cancer occurrence rates in descending order for 2016 are:  (1)  Taipei City at 87.46 occurrences per 100,000 people.  (2)  New Taipei City at 80.32 occurrences per 100,000 people.  (3)  Chiayi City at 79.89 occurrences per 100,000 people.  (4)  Taichung City at 76.41 occurrences per 100,000.  (5)  Kaohsiung City at 75.51 occurrences per 100,000 people.  (6)  Hsinchu City at 73.17 occurrences per 100,000 people.  (7)  Taitung County at 71.03 occurrences per 100,000 people.  (8)  Taoyuan City at 70.52 occurrences per 100,000 people.  (9)  Keelung City at 70.48 occurrences per 100,000 people.  (10)  Tainan City at 66.82 occurrences per 100,000 people.  The average is 72.99 occurrences per 100,000 people.

 

 

 

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