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Cancer Data

Cancer is a common disease that has no single cause or simple cure. The lifetime risk of developing or dying from cancer is one out of three in the United States. In Oregon, approximately 20,000 people are newly diagnosed with an invasive cancer each year. As a state, Oregon works to reduce the number of people affected by cancer through cancer prevention, early detection and survivorship.

Each cancer case can take a long time to accurately diagnose, treat and report to the Oregon State Cancer Registry (OSCaR). To assure data quality, OSCaR only includes cancer cases in its reports 24 months after first diagnosis. Read Understanding OSCaR Data to learn about current methods used in the data analysis of cancer in Oregon.

Counts reported in the tables below include a "total" that may not add up to the male and female combined counts as there are other gender categories included. In addition, all the cancer sites reported include cancers that have spread beyond the layer of tissue of origin (i.e., invasive cancers) except for the urinary bladder, which includes both cancers confined to the original site (in situ) and those that spread beyond (invasive). 

Due to confidentiality and data reliability concerns, OSCaR does not release cancer rates or case counts for geography below the county level. OSCaR also does not release aggregate case counts of less than 11 without review and approval by the Oregon Public Health Division. OSCaR regulations provide more detailed information regarding release of aggregate data; see OAR 333-010-0050 (5).






Cancer Incidence

Includes newly diagnosed cancer sites for common cancers, screenable cancers, cancers of community concern and selected rare cancers with environmental concerns.

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Cancers Related to Modifiable Risk Factors

Includes table with a list of cancers associated with the common modifiable risk factors of tobacco use, alcohol consumption, obesity and physical inactivity. 

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Cancer Related Deaths

Includes deaths from cancer by cancer sites for common cancers, screenable cancers, cancers of community concern and selected rare cancers with environmental concerns.

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Oregon Cancer Registry (OSCaR)

OSCaR is a statewide, population-based registry in Oregon. Learn more about OSCaR data and reporting.

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