Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Cancer

Cervical Cancer Incidence

Overall
By Age Group

Cancer incidence data are derived from the Ontario Cancer Registry (OCR) operated by Cancer Care Ontario. The OCR contains information on Ontario residents who have been newly diagnosed with all types of malignant cancers, with the exception of basal cell and squamous cell (non-melanoma) skin cancers. Cancer sites were coded using the Third Edition of the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICDO-3). Beginning in 2014, the OCR adopted the National Cancer Institute (NCI) SEER standards for counting multiple primaries for cancer cases diagnosed in 2010 and beyond. This standard is more liberal than the previously used case counting rules from the modified version of the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR). Cancer incidence data presented on this and other HealthSTATS pages reflect the new rules for counting multiple primary cancers. To ensure consistent interpretation of trends, cancer incidence data will only be presented from 2010 onward on all HealthSTATS pages.

Overall

The rate of new cancer cases (also called the incidence rate) provides a measure of the risk of developing cancer over a given period of time. Between 2014 and 2016, among Simcoe Muskoka female residents, there were an average of 30 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed for an age-standardized incidence rate of 11 (8.7, 13.4) new cases per 100,000. This was significantly higher than the Ontario female cervical cancer incidence rate of 8 (7.5, 8.3) new cases per 100,000 for this same three-year time period. There were no significant changes in the cervical cancer incidence rates in Simcoe Muskoka or Ontario between 2010 and 2016.

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By Age Group

The cervical cancer incidence rates did not change significantly by age group from 2010 to 2016 in Simcoe Muskoka or Ontario; however, the rate of cervical cancer incidence among young adult women (ages of 20 and 44 years) was significantly higher in Simcoe Muskoka at 15.4 (12.4, 19.0) new cases per 100,000 when compared with the overall provincial average of 10 (9.5, 10.5) new cases per 100,000 over this seven-year period of time.

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