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 – 2015 (November 2017 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
2015 8782 3596 14966 13940 2692 1257 13557 3109 4289 5248 1640 912 1084 28196 103268
2014 8921 3589 15265 13738 2698 1255 13059 3004 4318 5427 1649 948 1160 28176 103207
2013 8974 3565 15209 13754 2681 1283 13651 3034 4074 5379 1556 977 1077 27391 102605
2012 9670 3475 15794 13887 2586 1282 14326 3041 4222 5598 1485 977 1086 27010 104439
2011 9837 3568 15723 13693 2478 1280 17136 2989 4161 5418 1399 924 1039 26412 106057
2010 10189 3475 16252 13505 2508 1351 17148 2959 4176 5728 1372 904 1000 26800 107367
2009 10820 3429 16783 13794 2472 1401 17781 3007 4244 5448 1386 1009 1008 26068 108650
2008 11629 3542 17249 13968 2352 1550 18856 3046 4348 5768 1402 926 933 26294 111863
2007 12132 3492 17550 14063 2417 1373 20841 3036 4535 5808 1346 961 875 26456 114885
2006 12969 3586 18120 14099 2454 1573 20893 2980 4598 5866 1218 940 883 26632 116811
2005 13686 3486 18663 14354 2485 1543 19933 2989 4570 6039 1226 1042 863 26793 117672
2004 14378 3473 18797 14481 2459 1541 20999 2955 4702 6289 1237 998 755 27049 120113
2003 14821 3467 18911 14495 2548 1598 21038 2804 4525 5903 1148 970 707 26060 118995
2002 15113 3449 18389 15259 2562 1684 23035 2755 4324 5634 1168 937 689 25673 120671
2001 14751 3182 17798 15167 2606 1587 21848 2501 4107 5516 1043 904 582 24544 116136
2000 14688 3065 17103 14596 2509 1647 20698 2314 4044 5382 958 913 532 22016 110465
1999 6712 1391 7214 7039 1240 770 9866 1004 1913 2380 537 443 230 10091 50830
1998 7030 1439 7545 6970 1267 774 9329 1021 1855 2477 434 463 211 10253 51068
1997 7114 1506 7703 7181 1398 774 9929 961 1930 2511 468 450 233 10674 52832
1996 7083 1539 8055 6926 1436 836 9804 1050 1949 2632 458 423 216 10814 53221
1995 7229 1575 8133 7150 1451 869 10388 1097 1834 2629 443 417 212 11000 54427
1994 7486 1564 8294 7054 1470 849 11568 1097 1891 2718 433 470 213 11008 56115
1993 7757 1573 8321 7123 1562 961 14083 1017 1902 2705 440 463 238 11117 59262
1992 8105 1585 8534 7435 1606 888 16553 1043 1827 2844 383 524 216 11359 62902
1991 6507 1292 6533 5751 1211 755 11674 820 1421 2139 304 383 156 8773 47719
Total 256383 68903 342904 289422 53148 30681 397993 55633 85759 113486 25133 19278 16198 516659 2271580

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.