What is Reporting delay?
Reporting delay meaning Amount of time between the cancer diagnosis and when that diagnosis is reported to the cancer registry. For example, there is currently a standard delay of 22 months between the end of the diagnosis year and the time the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Programs (SEER) cancer registries first report cancers to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Cancers are reported on November 1 for all years including 2 years previous to the current year. However, SEER cancer registries continue to update registry data indefinitely, so statistics will change as cases are added for periods previously reported.