Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Cancer

Lung Cancer Incidence

Overall
By Sex
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. In 2016 among Simcoe Muskoka residents, there were nearly 500 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed for an age-standardized incidence rate of 72 (65.8, 78.8) new cases per 100,000 population. This was significantly higher than the Ontario lung cancer incidence rate of 65 (63.8, 66.4) new cases per 100,000.

The lung cancer incidence rates in Simcoe Muskoka increased significant from 2010 to 2013 before reversing directions and decreasing significantly from 2013 to 2016. The overall provincial lung cancer incidence rate decreased at small but significant rate over this seven-year time period. The Simcoe Muskoka rates were consistently above the Ontario rates over this seven year period of time.

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By Sex

In 2016, the age-standardized incidence rate for lung cancer among Simcoe Muskoka males was 75 (65.3, 84.9) new cases per 100,000, which was not significantly different from the female rate of 71 (62.8, 80.8) new cases per 100,000. The 2016 age-standardized lung cancer incidence rate for Ontario males was not significantly different from the comparable local rate; however, the Ontario lung cancer incidence rate for females was significantly lower than the rate for Simcoe Muskoka females. There were no discernable trends in the Simcoe Muskoka lung cancer incidence rates for males and females for the seven-year period from 2010 to 2016

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By Age Group

The risk of being diagnosed with lung cancer increases significantly with age. The age-specific lung cancer incidence rates between 2010 and 2016 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka were highest among those 75 years and older at 450 (425.8, 475.9) new cases per 100,000 population. The age-specific lung cancer incidence rates in Simcoe Muskoka were significantly higher than the comparable provincial rates all age groups among adults 45 years of age and older.

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