Cancer cases and deaths on Long Island

Nearly 18,000 cases of cancer occurred on Long Island in the average year from 2010 through 2014, according to the state Department of Health.

Nearly 18,000 cases of cancer on average a year occurred on Long Island from 2010 through 2014, according to the most recent data available from the state Department of Health, and an average of more than 5,300 deaths a year were reported.

Here are details on the types of cancer for that period. Rates based on fewer than 4 cases or deaths per year are not considered stable and should be used with caution; there are small error margins associated with each figure. This database was posted on Oct. 26, 2017, and you can read more about state plans to study cancer rates here.

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Site of cancer County Males average annual cases Case rate per 100,000 males Female average annual cases Case rate per 100,000 females Male average annual deaths Death rate per 100,000 males Female average annual deaths Death rate per 100,000 females
Site of cancer All Invasive Malignant Tumors County Nassau Males average annual cases 4,269.2 Case rate per 100,000 males 566.4 Female average annual cases 4,388.6 Case rate per 100,000 females 480.2 Male average annual deaths 1,210.0 Death rate per 100,000 males 162.6 Female average annual deaths 1,301.2 Death rate per 100,000 females 99.9
Site of cancer All Invasive Malignant Tumors County Suffolk Males average annual cases 4,669.4 Case rate per 100,000 males 591.1 Female average annual cases 4,626.2 Case rate per 100,000 females 492.2 Male average annual deaths 1,385.0 Death rate per 100,000 males 184.0 Female average annual deaths 1,407.4 Death rate per 100,000 females 99.9
Site of cancer Oral cavity and pharynx County Nassau Males average annual cases 104.8 Case rate per 100,000 males 13.5 Female average annual cases 62.4 Case rate per 100,000 females 6.7 Male average annual deaths 15.8 Death rate per 100,000 males 2.1 Female average annual deaths 10.4 Death rate per 100,000 females 1.0
Site of cancer Oral cavity and pharynx County Suffolk Males average annual cases 138.8 Case rate per 100,000 males 16.5 Female average annual cases 60.2 Case rate per 100,000 females 6.4 Male average annual deaths 21.4 Death rate per 100,000 males 2.8 Female average annual deaths 10.6 Death rate per 100,000 females 1.0
Site of cancer Esophagus County Nassau Males average annual cases 51.0 Case rate per 100,000 males 6.7 Female average annual cases 19.2 Case rate per 100,000 females 1.9 Male average annual deaths 41.8 Death rate per 100,000 males 5.5 Female average annual deaths 13.6 Death rate per 100,000 females 1.2
Site of cancer Esophagus County Suffolk Males average annual cases 71.0 Case rate per 100,000 males 8.7 Female average annual cases 21.6 Case rate per 100,000 females 2.2 Male average annual deaths 57.2 Death rate per 100,000 males 7.2 Female average annual deaths 17.2 Death rate per 100,000 females 1.7
Site of cancer Stomach County Nassau Males average annual cases 88.2 Case rate per 100,000 males 12.0 Female average annual cases 57.0 Case rate per 100,000 females 6.1 Male average annual deaths 33.8 Death rate per 100,000 males 4.6 Female average annual deaths 25.0 Death rate per 100,000 females 2.5
Site of cancer Stomach County Suffolk Males average annual cases 83.6 Case rate per 100,000 males 10.7 Female average annual cases 50.8 Case rate per 100,000 females 5.4 Male average annual deaths 30.2 Death rate per 100,000 males 3.9 Female average annual deaths 17.8 Death rate per 100,000 females 1.9
Site of cancer Colorectal County Nassau Males average annual cases 339.0 Case rate per 100,000 males 45.2 Female average annual cases 337.2 Case rate per 100,000 females 34.1 Male average annual deaths 107.6 Death rate per 100,000 males 14.3 Female average annual deaths 109.6 Death rate per 100,000 females 10.1
Site of cancer Colorectal County Suffolk Males average annual cases 381.6 Case rate per 100,000 males 49.2 Female average annual cases 337.2 Case rate per 100,000 females 34.8 Male average annual deaths 125.8 Death rate per 100,000 males 16.8 Female average annual deaths 114.4 Death rate per 100,000 females 11.2
Site of cancer Colon excluding rectum County Nassau Males average annual cases 232.4 Case rate per 100,000 males 31.2 Female average annual cases 247.6 Case rate per 100,000 females 24.5 Male average annual deaths 88.2 Death rate per 100,000 males 11.7 Female average annual deaths 97.2 Death rate per 100,000 females 8.9
Site of cancer Colon excluding rectum County Suffolk Males average annual cases 268.8 Case rate per 100,000 males 35.1 Female average annual cases 255.2 Case rate per 100,000 females 26.2 Male average annual deaths 102.6 Death rate per 100,000 males 13.8 Female average annual deaths 99.4 Death rate per 100,000 females 9.7
Site of cancer Rectum & rectosigmoid County Nassau Males average annual cases 106.6 Case rate per 100,000 males 13.9 Female average annual cases 89.6 Case rate per 100,000 females 9.6 Male average annual deaths 19.4 Death rate per 100,000 males 2.5 Female average annual deaths 12.4 Death rate per 100,000 females 1.2
Site of cancer Rectum & rectosigmoid County Suffolk Males average annual cases 112.8 Case rate per 100,000 males 14.1 Female average annual cases 82.0 Case rate per 100,000 females 8.6 Male average annual deaths 23.2 Death rate per 100,000 males 3.1 Female average annual deaths 15.0 Death rate per 100,000 females 1.5
Site of cancer Liver / intrahepatic bile duct County Nassau Males average annual cases 80.8 Case rate per 100,000 males 10.0 Female average annual cases 29.8 Case rate per 100,000 females 3.1 Male average annual deaths 54.0 Death rate per 100,000 males 6.8 Female average annual deaths 27.4 Death rate per 100,000 females 2.7
Site of cancer Liver / intrahepatic bile duct County Suffolk Males average annual cases 101.8 Case rate per 100,000 males 12.1 Female average annual cases 37.6 Case rate per 100,000 females 3.9 Male average annual deaths 68.0 Death rate per 100,000 males 8.5 Female average annual deaths 30.4 Death rate per 100,000 females 3.1
Site of cancer Pancreas County Nassau Males average annual cases 133.6 Case rate per 100,000 males 17.8 Female average annual cases 136.2 Case rate per 100,000 females 13.5 Male average annual deaths 108.4 Death rate per 100,000 males 14.5 Female average annual deaths 106.4 Death rate per 100,000 females 10.3
Site of cancer Pancreas County Suffolk Males average annual cases 139.2 Case rate per 100,000 males 17.9 Female average annual cases 125.2 Case rate per 100,000 females 12.6 Male average annual deaths 104.6 Death rate per 100,000 males 13.5 Female average annual deaths 102.2 Death rate per 100,000 females 10.1
Site of cancer Larynx County Nassau Males average annual cases 34.8 Case rate per 100,000 males 4.4 Female average annual cases 9.4 Case rate per 100,000 females 1.0 Male average annual deaths 9.0 Death rate per 100,000 males 1.2 Female average annual deaths 3.8 Death rate per 100,000 females 0.4
Site of cancer Larynx County Suffolk Males average annual cases 47.8 Case rate per 100,000 males 5.9 Female average annual cases 12.2 Case rate per 100,000 females 1.3 Male average annual deaths 12.8 Death rate per 100,000 males 1.6 Female average annual deaths 3.6 Death rate per 100,000 females 0.4
Site of cancer Lung and bronchus County Nassau Males average annual cases 453.0 Case rate per 100,000 males 61.3 Female average annual cases 528.8 Case rate per 100,000 females 54.7 Male average annual deaths 285.0 Death rate per 100,000 males 38.3 Female average annual deaths 302.2 Death rate per 100,000 females 30.2
Site of cancer Lung and bronchus County Suffolk Males average annual cases 559.8 Case rate per 100,000 males 72.8 Female average annual cases 626.0 Case rate per 100,000 females 64.5 Male average annual deaths 359.0 Death rate per 100,000 males 47.2 Female average annual deaths 379.0 Death rate per 100,000 females 38.6
Site of cancer Melanoma of the skin County Nassau Males average annual cases 229.0 Case rate per 100,000 males 30.9 Female average annual cases 164.0 Case rate per 100,000 females 18.5 Male average annual deaths 28.2 Death rate per 100,000 males 3.9 Female average annual deaths 16.4 Death rate per 100,000 females 1.6
Site of cancer Melanoma of the skin County Suffolk Males average annual cases 258.0 Case rate per 100,000 males 33.1 Female average annual cases 177.0 Case rate per 100,000 females 19.4 Male average annual deaths 33.0 Death rate per 100,000 males 4.4 Female average annual deaths 17.6 Death rate per 100,000 females 1.8
Site of cancer Female breast County Nassau Males average annual cases N/A Case rate per 100,000 males N/A Female average annual cases 1,265.2 Case rate per 100,000 females 142.9 Male average annual deaths N/A Death rate per 100,000 males N/A Female average annual deaths 193.2 Death rate per 100,000 females 19.5
Site of cancer Female breast County Suffolk Males average annual cases N/A Case rate per 100,000 males N/A Female average annual cases 1,307.4 Case rate per 100,000 females 139.9 Male average annual deaths N/A Death rate per 100,000 males N/A Female average annual deaths 211.0 Death rate per 100,000 females 21.4
Site of cancer Cervix uteri County Nassau Males average annual cases N/A Case rate per 100,000 males N/A Female average annual cases 49.0 Case rate per 100,000 females 6.4 Male average annual deaths N/A Death rate per 100,000 males N/A Female average annual deaths 13.6 Death rate per 100,000 females 1.5
Site of cancer Cervix uteri County Suffolk Males average annual cases N/A Case rate per 100,000 males N/A Female average annual cases 57.0 Case rate per 100,000 females 6.9 Male average annual deaths N/A Death rate per 100,000 males N/A Female average annual deaths 20.0 Death rate per 100,000 females 2.2
Site of cancer Corpus uterus and not specified County Nassau Males average annual cases N/A Case rate per 100,000 males N/A Female average annual cases 303.6 Case rate per 100,000 females 32.4 Male average annual deaths N/A Death rate per 100,000 males N/A Female average annual deaths 51.4 Death rate per 100,000 females 5.1
Site of cancer Corpus uterus and not specified County Suffolk Males average annual cases N/A Case rate per 100,000 males N/A Female average annual cases 318.2 Case rate per 100,000 females 32.6 Male average annual deaths N/A Death rate per 100,000 males N/A Female average annual deaths 55.2 Death rate per 100,000 females 5.6
Site of cancer Ovary County Nassau Males average annual cases N/A Case rate per 100,000 males N/A Female average annual cases 115.0 Case rate per 100,000 females 12.6 Male average annual deaths N/A Death rate per 100,000 males N/A Female average annual deaths 76.4 Death rate per 100,000 females 7.9
Site of cancer Ovary County Suffolk Males average annual cases N/A Case rate per 100,000 males N/A Female average annual cases 132.0 Case rate per 100,000 females 13.9 Male average annual deaths N/A Death rate per 100,000 males N/A Female average annual deaths 77.0 Death rate per 100,000 females 7.7
Site of cancer Prostate County Nassau Males average annual cases 1,136.2 Case rate per 100,000 males 143.4 Female average annual cases N/A Case rate per 100,000 females N/A Male average annual deaths 114.6 Death rate per 100,000 males 15.6 Female average annual deaths N/A Death rate per 100,000 females N/A
Site of cancer Prostate County Suffolk Males average annual cases 1,120.0 Case rate per 100,000 males 133.5 Female average annual cases N/A Case rate per 100,000 females N/A Male average annual deaths 115.0 Death rate per 100,000 males 16.6 Female average annual deaths N/A Death rate per 100,000 females N/A
Site of cancer Testis County Nassau Males average annual cases 37.8 Case rate per 100,000 males 6.2 Female average annual cases N/A Case rate per 100,000 females N/A Male average annual deaths 1.4 Death rate per 100,000 males 0.2 Female average annual deaths N/A Death rate per 100,000 females N/A
Site of cancer Testis County Suffolk Males average annual cases 54.0 Case rate per 100,000 males 7.7 Female average annual cases N/A Case rate per 100,000 females N/A Male average annual deaths 1.0 Death rate per 100,000 males 0.1 Female average annual deaths N/A Death rate per 100,000 females N/A
Site of cancer Urinary bladder (incl. in situ) County Nassau Males average annual cases 328.4 Case rate per 100,000 males 44.6 Female average annual cases 112.2 Case rate per 100,000 females 11.4 Male average annual deaths 55.6 Death rate per 100,000 males 7.5 Female average annual deaths 28.8 Death rate per 100,000 females 2.5
Site of cancer Urinary bladder (incl. in situ) County Suffolk Males average annual cases 367.0 Case rate per 100,000 males 48.7 Female average annual cases 126.0 Case rate per 100,000 females 12.7 Male average annual deaths 60.8 Death rate per 100,000 males 8.5 Female average annual deaths 27.6 Death rate per 100,000 females 2.7
Site of cancer Kidney and renal pelvis County Nassau Males average annual cases 195.4 Case rate per 100,000 males 25.8 Female average annual cases 99.6 Case rate per 100,000 females 10.7 Male average annual deaths 31.4 Death rate per 100,000 males 4.2 Female average annual deaths 21.2 Death rate per 100,000 females 2.0
Site of cancer Kidney and renal pelvis County Suffolk Males average annual cases 229.2 Case rate per 100,000 males 28.2 Female average annual cases 119.0 Case rate per 100,000 females 13.0 Male average annual deaths 39.2 Death rate per 100,000 males 5.1 Female average annual deaths 19.2 Death rate per 100,000 females 1.9
Site of cancer Brain and other nervous system County Nassau Males average annual cases 55.6 Case rate per 100,000 males 7.8 Female average annual cases 41.8 Case rate per 100,000 females 5.0 Male average annual deaths 37.8 Death rate per 100,000 males 5.2 Female average annual deaths 29.4 Death rate per 100,000 females 3.1
Site of cancer Brain and other nervous system County Suffolk Males average annual cases 69.4 Case rate per 100,000 males 8.8 Female average annual cases 53.4 Case rate per 100,000 females 6.2 Male average annual deaths 42.0 Death rate per 100,000 males 5.2 Female average annual deaths 31.4 Death rate per 100,000 females 3.4
Site of cancer Thyroid County Nassau Males average annual cases 92.0 Case rate per 100,000 males 12.9 Female average annual cases 243.2 Case rate per 100,000 females 32.3 Male average annual deaths 3.8 Death rate per 100,000 males 0.5 Female average annual deaths 5.6 Death rate per 100,000 females 0.5
Site of cancer Thyroid County Suffolk Males average annual cases 102.2 Case rate per 100,000 males 12.7 Female average annual cases 267.4 Case rate per 100,000 females 32.8 Male average annual deaths 5.6 Death rate per 100,000 males 0.7 Female average annual deaths 6.6 Death rate per 100,000 females 0.6
Site of cancer Hodgkin lymphoma County Nassau Males average annual cases 26.6 Case rate per 100,000 males 4.1 Female average annual cases 23.8 Case rate per 100,000 females 3.4 Male average annual deaths 3.0 Death rate per 100,000 males 0.4 Female average annual deaths 2.4 Death rate per 100,000 females 0.2
Site of cancer Hodgkin lymphoma County Suffolk Males average annual cases 32.8 Case rate per 100,000 males 4.4 Female average annual cases 23.2 Case rate per 100,000 females 3.1 Male average annual deaths 2.2 Death rate per 100,000 males 0.3 Female average annual deaths 2.6 Death rate per 100,000 females 0.3
Site of cancer Non-Hodgkin lymphomas County Nassau Males average annual cases 217.6 Case rate per 100,000 males 29.5 Female average annual cases 196.2 Case rate per 100,000 females 21.1 Male average annual deaths 50.8 Death rate per 100,000 males 6.9 Female average annual deaths 45.0 Death rate per 100,000 females 4.3
Site of cancer Non-Hodgkin lymphomas County Suffolk Males average annual cases 230.6 Case rate per 100,000 males 30.0 Female average annual cases 185.6 Case rate per 100,000 females 19.4 Male average annual deaths 59.0 Death rate per 100,000 males 8.0 Female average annual deaths 41.8 Death rate per 100,000 females 4.2
Site of cancer Myeloma County Nassau Males average annual cases 83.6 Case rate per 100,000 males 11.2 Female average annual cases 66.4 Case rate per 100,000 females 6.7 Male average annual deaths 28.4 Death rate per 100,000 males 3.8 Female average annual deaths 29.0 Death rate per 100,000 females 2.8
Site of cancer Myeloma County Suffolk Males average annual cases 80.6 Case rate per 100,000 males 10.1 Female average annual cases 64.6 Case rate per 100,000 females 6.6 Male average annual deaths 27.2 Death rate per 100,000 males 3.6 Female average annual deaths 24.4 Death rate per 100,000 females 2.4
Site of cancer Leukemias County Nassau Males average annual cases 174.6 Case rate per 100,000 males 23.8 Female average annual cases 133.0 Case rate per 100,000 females 14.4 Male average annual deaths 65.8 Death rate per 100,000 males 9.0 Female average annual deaths 48.6 Death rate per 100,000 females 4.7
Site of cancer Leukemias County Suffolk Males average annual cases 193.6 Case rate per 100,000 males 25.5 Female average annual cases 135.0 Case rate per 100,000 females 14.5 Male average annual deaths 62.2 Death rate per 100,000 males 8.5 Female average annual deaths 46.8 Death rate per 100,000 females 4.9

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