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HEALTH STATUS - Cancer Incidence Female
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Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in Hawai'i. Breast cancer rates in Hawai'i have generally been lower than those for the nation. However, Hawai'i's breast cancer rates increased by 78 percent between 1980 to 2010. Females in Hawai'i had lower rates of lung cancer compared to U.S. females as a whole. Hawai'i's rate among females increased by 38 percent between 1980 and 2010; U.S. increased 53 percent during the same time period.   The rates for colon cancer for females in Hawai'i are slightly higher to U.S. rates.

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Source: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, SEER*Stat Database: Incidence - SEER 9 Regs Public-Use, National Cancer Institute, DCCPS, Surveillance Research Program, Cancer Statistics Branch.
Note: Rates are age-adjusted to the year 2000 U.S. standard population.