Cancer Prevalence

Cancer prevalence estimates the number of people alive on a certain date who have been diagnosed with cancer. These estimates provide a measure of the burden of cancer diagnoses on the population and are often used for planning and resource allocation, evaluating the overall success of cancer treatment in preventing cancer mortality, and quantifying the cancer survivorship population.

Prevalence can be calculated using different methods with respect to the tumor inclusion selection criteria.1 The Texas Cancer Registry (TCR) provides estimates for both the first invasive tumor ever and the first invasive tumor per site.


1 For more information about cancer prevalence statistics, including methods, approaches to estimation, tumor inclusion criteria, and limited duration prevalence, please see:


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