Interactive Mapping with MassHEIS
Cape Cod Breast Cancer and the Environment Atlas
Breast Cancer Incidence
Drinking Water
Pesticide Use
Land Use
Census Data
Cape Cod Water Data
Environment and Breast Cancer: Science Review Databases
Epidemiology Reviews Database
Mammary Carcinogens Review Database

Breast Cancer Incidence in Cape Cod towns 1995 - 1999

Between 1995 and 1999, 9 of the 15 towns on Cape Cod had breast cancer incidence rates at least 15 percent higher than those found in the rest of Massachusetts. Elevated incidence was statistically significant in 8 of these towns (Data source - MA Cancer Registry, 2004).

Town SIR Town SIR
Barnstable 101 Mashpee 142*
Bourne 101 Orleans 138*
Brewster 150 Provincetown 90
Chatham 139* Sandwich 110
Dennis 131* Truro 152
Eastham 171* Wellfleet 90
Falmouth 118* Yarmouth 110
Harwich 145*    

*=statistically significant at p < 0.05

For the period 1982 - 1994, we also looked at breast cancer incidence on Cape Cod in geographic units smaller than towns. In order to discern whether breast cancer incidence varied within towns or across town boundaries, we looked at breast cancer in census tracts and census block groups.

For information on how incidence is calculated, click here.

Breast Cancer Incidence by Town 1995-1999

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