Prevalence and Incidence of Gall Bladder Cancer


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About prevalence and incidence statistics: The term 'prevalence' of Gall Bladder Cancer usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Gall Bladder Cancer at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Gall Bladder Cancer refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Gall Bladder Cancer diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

Incidence (annual) of Gall Bladder Cancer: 7,100 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: gallbladder and other biliary)
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 38,309 or 0.00% or 7,100 people in USA [about data]

Incidence statistics about Gall Bladder Cancer: The following statistics relate to the incidence of Gall Bladder Cancer:

  • 6,950 new cases for gall bladder/biliary cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 2,960 new male cases for gall bladder/biliary cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 3,990 new female cases for gall bladder/biliary cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

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