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Environmental Public Health Tracker
Use this tool to view maps, graphs and tables of select environmental health data.

Cancer

New York State

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Environmental Public Health Tracker

Track Cancer Incidence
View maps and tables showing the number and rate of people diagnosed with selected cancers in New York State.
Environmental Facilities and Cancer Mapping
The Environmental Facilities and Cancer Map shows the number of people diagnosed with cancer (cancer counts) for the years 2003-2007 in small geographic areas of New York State. Locations of certain environmental facilities can also be viewed.

Cancer Registry

The New York State Cancer Registry provides data on a variety of types of cancer. A few are described below.

Cancer Incidence and Mortality
By gender and site of cancer

Data source: NY State Cancer Registry
Timeframe: 5-year averages, updated annually
Geographic coverage: NY State, NY City, NY State excluding NY City, county (tables)

Incidence Trends by Five-year Time Period
By gender and site of cancer

Data source: NY State Cancer Registry
Timeframe: Averages for several 5-year periods, updated annually
Geographic coverage: NY State, NY City, NY State excluding NY City, county (tables)

Cancer Surveillance Improvement Initiative
Provides links to ZIP code data for four sites of cancer and maps of age adjusted cancer incidence rates by county and gender for more common types of cancer. It also provides More information about cancer and a Glossary.
Observed and Expected Cancer Incidence by ZIP Code for Selected Sites of Cancer
Lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers. Also provides Zip Code Frequently Asked Questions

Data source: NY State Cancer Registry
Timeframe: 5-year totals, updated periodically
Geographic coverage: ZIP code (tables)
Comment: ZIP codes with too few cases to be shown for confidentiality reasons have been combined with larger surrounding ZIP codes. ZIP code data are based on the residence of the person at first diagnosis of cancer.

Maps of Cancer Incidence by County
Maps of the age-adjusted cancer incidence rates by county and gender for some of the more common types of cancer. Also provides County Frequently Asked Questions.

Data source: NY State Cancer Registry
Timeframe: 5-year averages, updated annually
Geographic coverage: County

National and State

Surveillance, Epidemiology and End-Results (SEER) – National Cancer Institute (NCI)
A program of the National Cancer Institute, is the most comprehensive source of national cancer data. It collects and publishes cancer incidence and survival data from population-based cancer registries covering about 26 percent of the US population.
State Cancer Profiles – NCI
Comprehensive system of interactive maps and graphs depicting cancer trends at the national, state, and county level. Data sources include SEER, CDC, and NCHS.