SEER-Medicare: Number of Cancer 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 1999, and by cancer site. Use the 5-digit Site Recode DictionaryExternal Web Site Policy for definitions of cancer site codes.

SEER-Medicare Number of Cases 1999-2017 (November 2019 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
2017 8623 4080 15313 15838 3258 1245 17626 3514 4654 6294 1415 1023 1162 31063 115108
2016 9201 4255 16180 16373 3338 1326 17402 3535 4952 6495 1502 1115 1329 32642 119645
2015 9621 4157 16601 16292 3251 1422 16246 3556 5097 6482 1424 1117 1254 32748 119268
2014 9627 4113 16506 16004 3163 1384 15305 3322 5043 6628 1443 1134 1333 32184 117189
2013 9830 4018 16469 15849 3167 1414 15956 3422 4803 6626 1387 1138 1263 31379 116721
2012 10343 3920 17037 15801 3044 1415 16506 3383 4876 6840 1311 1116 1263 30776 117628
2011 10671 4043 17034 15718 2841 1452 19805 3334 4903 6662 1188 1050 1189 30728 120619
2010 11190 3847 17506 15462 2876 1515 19705 3217 4859 6813 1187 1058 1127 30286 120648
2009 12000 3922 18317 16028 2890 1586 20468 3405 4989 6767 1231 1161 1251 30440 124455
2008 13058 4020 18879 16325 2897 1678 22126 3453 5139 7140 1296 1075 1118 30432 128636
2007 13650 4048 19400 16523 2883 1588 24530 3471 5354 7318 1246 1114 1108 30630 132863
2006 14793 4134 20089 16648 3006 1778 25112 3527 5535 7534 1107 1130 1027 31481 136901
2005 15852 3931 20886 16938 3017 1753 23624 3502 5515 7820 1151 1281 995 31197 137462
2004 16921 3979 20890 17039 2994 1751 24690 3362 5643 8019 1224 1183 897 31665 140257
2003 17497 4061 21119 17196 3012 1813 25071 3294 5434 7814 1147 1175 794 30572 139999
2002 18094 3982 20934 18072 3103 1931 27442 3282 5209 7333 1170 1156 779 30073 142560
2001 18045 3790 20321 18146 3082 1856 26501 3046 5081 7200 1093 1149 689 28738 138737
2000 17988 3571 19737 17697 2980 1897 25613 2799 4977 7148 972 1125 619 25759 132882
1999 5491 1115 5863 5979 1051 616 8849 829 1634 2103 380 371 178 8156 42615
Total 242495 72986 339080 303927 55853 29420 392576 61253 93697 129036 22874 20671 19375 560949 2344192

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 1999 on.

Last Updated: 18 Feb, 2021