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The GLOBOCAN 2002 database (compiled by Ferlay et al. for the International Agency for Research on Cancer) provides the following data for prostate cancer in the Dominican Republic:
- Estimated number of new cases per year: 2,318
- Estimated age-standardized rate of new cases per year: 85.3/100,000
- Estimated number of deaths per year: 1,140
- Estimated age-standardized number of deaths per year: 42.2/100,000
- Estimated 1-year prevalence: 1,788
- Estimated 5-year prevalence: 5,386
According to Health in the Americas, 2007 (issued by the Pan American Health Organization or PAHO):
- Reported cancer mortality increased in 2004, with 7 percent of cancer-specific deaths due to prostate cancer.
By comparison, an earlier PAHO report stated that:
- In 1998, cancers represented 13.1 percent of all registered deaths.
- Prostate cancer was listed as the commonest cause of cancer-specific deaths (among men and women) at 1.9 percent of all registered deaths.
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