Cancer Prevalence

Cancer prevalence estimates the number of people alive on a certain date who have been diagnosed with cancer. These estimates include new (incidence) and pre-existing cancer cases. Prevalence provides a measure of the burden of cancer in a population and is useful 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. TCR provides estimates for the first invasive tumor per site.


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