Basic Summary for Digestive system cancer


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Main name of condition: Digestive system cancer


What is Digestive system cancer?
  Brief description of Digestive system cancer: Cancer in any part of the digestive system
  Organs Affected by Digestive system cancer: digestive
  Types of Digestive system cancer: Stomach cancer, Esophagus cancer, Small intestine cancer, Colon cancer, Colorectal cancer, Rectal cancer, Gall Bladder Cancer, Pancreatic cancer
How many people get Digestive system cancer?
  Incidence (annual) of Digestive system cancer: 255,640 new cases for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  Incidence Rate of Digestive system cancer: approx 1 in 1,063 or 0.09% or 255,640 people in USA [about data]
How serious is Digestive system cancer?
  Deaths for Digestive system cancer: 134,840 estimated deaths for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
Society issues for Digestive system cancer
  Hospitalization statistics for Digestive system cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Digestive system cancer:
  • 2.07% (263,703) of hospital episodes were for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 89% of hospital consultations for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61% of hospital episodes for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital episodes for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital admissions for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.03% (1,063,742) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia:
    • 0.64% (25,406) of hospital episodes were for cancer of digestive system in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 23% of hospitalisations for cancer of digestive system were single day episodes in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 83% of hospitalisations in public hospitals for cancer of digestive system were by public patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 17% of hospitalisations in public hospitals for cancer of digestive system were by private patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Hospitalisations for cancer of digestive system at public hospitals occurred in 13 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for cancer of digestive system in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Excluding same day episodes, 11.4 days was the mean length of stay in public hospitals for cancer of digestive system in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 0.75% (18,306) of private hospital episodes were for cancer of digestive system in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 35.9% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for cancer of digestive system were single day episodes in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 4.7% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for cancer of digestive system were by public patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 95% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for cancer of digestive system were by private patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Hospitalisations in private hospitals for cancer of digestive system occurred in 9.4 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 7.5 days was the mean length of stay in private hospitals for cancer of digestive system in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Excluding same day episodes, 10.7 days was the mean length of stay in private hospitals for cancer of digestive system in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)

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