SEER-Medicare: Number of Cases for Selected Cancers Appearing in the Data

The following table lists the number of selected cancers appearing in the data. The data is displayed by year, beginning with 1991, and by cancer site. Use the 5-digit Site Recode DictionaryExternal Web Site Policy for definitions of cancer site codes.

Number of Cases for Selected Cancers in the SEER-Medicare File
Diagnosis Years 1991 – 2013 (November 2015 Submission)
Year Colorectal
(21041-21052)
Pancreas
(21100)
Lung
(22030)
Breast
(26000)
Uterus
(27020-27030)
Ovary
(27040)
Prostate
(28010)
Kidney/ Renal
(29020)
Lymphoma (NHL)
(33041-33042)
Bladder
(29010)
Liver
(21071)
Brain
(31010)
Thyroid
(32010)
Other Cancer Total
2013 8,762 3,484 14,869 13,503 2,638 1,246 12,987 2,947 3,989 5,236 1,507 959 1,066 26,331 99,524
2012 9,569 3,445 15,620 13,719 2,553 1,252 13,874 2,975 4,132 5,531 1,466 966 1,068 26,250 102,420
2011 9,785 3,545 15,636 13,580 2,464 1,265 16,865 2,945 4,123 5,377 1,386 915 1,034 25,954 104,874
2010 10,117 3,465 16,161 13,449 2,495 1,350 16,960 2,928 4,150 5,700 1,358 903 997 26,422 106,455
2009 10,780 3,416 16,733 13,755 2,466 1,397 17,653 2,984 4,222 5,434 1,381 1,007 1,004 25,803 108,035
2008 11,594 3,533 17,210 13,944 2,350 1,550 18,754 3,034 4,331 5,764 1,397 922 926 26,116 111,425
2007 12,098 3,482 17,516 14,031 2,417 1,370 20,755 3,025 4,516 5,792 1,345 961 872 26,314 114,494
2006 12,939 3,581 18,085 14,078 2,453 1,571 20,812 2,969 4,584 5,866 1,213 939 880 26,531 116,501
2005 13,654 3,476 18,631 14,334 2,485 1,541 19,883 2,984 4,558 6,036 1,224 1,043 857 26,701 117,407
2004 14,356 3,471 18,755 14,464 2,461 1,544 20,952 2,949 4,695 6,282 1,231 999 756 26,968 119,883
2003 14,794 3,460 18,880 14,479 2,547 1,597 20,999 2,802 4,526 5,901 1,146 970 710 26,004 118,815
2002 15,085 3,444 18,369 15,251 2,560 1,685 23,004 2,753 4,321 5,635 1,164 935 689 25,617 120,512
2001 14,724 3,179 17,769 15,150 2,606 1,586 21,811 2,497 4,101 5,509 1,038 901 583 24,501 115,955
2000 14,673 3,060 17,083 14,592 2,508 1,649 20,659 2,310 4,037 5,378 956 913 531 21,974 110,323
1999 6,686 1,389 7,198 7,039 1,240 768 9,853 998 1,910 2,374 536 441 229 10,061 50,722
1998 7,003 1,434 7,522 6,964 1,267 773 9,321 1,020 1,854 2,476 433 463 211 10,234 50,975
1997 7,089 1,501 7,685 7,172 1,397 773 9,908 955 1,931 2,511 467 450 233 10,651 52,723
1996 7,069 1,532 8,039 6,919 1,438 836 9,781 1,046 1,948 2,630 457 423 215 10,800 53,133
1995 7,210 1,574 8,117 7,142 1,451 870 10,371 1,095 1,832 2,631 442 417 212 11,132 54,496
1994 7,471 1,563 8,276 7,049 1,471 849 11,557 1,095 1,890 2,712 432 470 213 11,184 56,232
1993 7,745 1,573 8,299 7,121 1,562 960 14,059 1,014 1,900 2,703 440 464 238 11,292 59,370
1992 8,089 1,583 8,519 7,432 1,607 887 16,538 1,038 1,827 2,842 382 524 216 11,542 63,026
1991 6,507 1,292 6,531 5,755 1,211 755 11,670 820 1,420 2,137 304 383 156 8,913 47,854
Total 237,799 61,482 311,503 260,922 47,647 28,074 369,026 49,183 76,797 102,457 21,705 17,368 13,896 457,295 2,055,154

Exclusions applied to this table:

  • Patient must be age 65+ at time of diagnosis.
  • Sequence number is 00 or 01.
  • Must be enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B and not in HMO in the month of diagnosis.

Please note: Entitlement information is only available from 1991 on.