Definition: Rate of new diagnosed cases of cancer per 100,000 individuals.
Why is this important: Cancer was the leading cause of death in Spokane County in 2008. Many deaths from cancer could be avoided if more people received screenings. A cancer diagnosis not only imposes a physical burden on the individual, there is also a financial burden.
Where are we: In 2008 in Spokane County, there were 2,432 new cases of cancer diagnosed. There was a significant decrease in the cancer rate from 2004 to 2008. The 2008 cancer rate in Spokane County was similar to that of Washington State, but significantly higher than that of the U.S. in 2008.
Among Spokane County residents in 2008:
There was no difference in cancer incidence between males and females.
Additional Information: The leading type of cancer was breast cancer among females and prostate cancer among males. These were followed by lung cancer among all individuals.
|Data Source||DOH, WSCR, 2008
|Rate per 100,000|
|Geography||Spokane County||529.8 (509.0-551.3)|
|Age||<18 yrs||21.0 (13.3-31.5)|
|18-34 yrs||49.9 (37.5-65.1)|
|35-44 yrs||201.7 (167.7-240.5)|
|45-64 yrs||786.4 (737.1-838.2)|
|65+ yrs||2,154.5 (2,038.3-2,275.5)|