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Table 1 Number (and percentage) of cases of selected types of cancers occurring in the Rhodes study area compared with New South Wales (based on 30 year counts).

From: Effect of a chemical manufacturing plant on community cancer rates

Cancer type Rhodes (number of new cases) Percentage
Lung and Bronchus Carcinomas 143 12.93%
Haematopoietic 85 7.69%
Leukaemia 31  
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 40  
Multiple Myeloma 9  
Prostate 116 10.49%
Breast cancer 142 12.84%
Colorectal 153 13.83%
Gynaecological 61 5.52%
Urothelial 35 3.16%
Melanoma of the skin 94 8.50%
Site unknown 57 5.15%
  1. Definitions:
  2. Colorectal: Cancers of colon, rectum and anus (ICD-10 C18-C21)
  3. Haematopoietic: Lymphoma, leukaemia, multiple myeloma (ICD-10 C81-C96)
  4. Gynaecological: Uterus, ovary, other female genital organs (ICD-10 C51-C58)
  5. Urothelial: Urinary tract excluding body of kidney (ICD-10 C65-C68)