Silver Book Fact

A drug that can reduce the risk of breast cancer in high-risk women costs approximately $1,050 per year. The average cost per year for surgery or other invasive methods of treating breast cancer is $14,000.

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

Related Facts

  • Use of tamoxifen, a drug used to treat breast cancer, has resulted in a direct cost savings of $41,372 per year of life gained in women 35- to 49-years-old, $68,349…  
  • Since the war on cancer was declared in 1971, our arsenal has tripled. New drugs accounted for around 50-60% of the increase in six-year cancer survival rates since 1975.…  
  • According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, a number of vaccines are being studied that would cause the body’s own immune system to fight cancer after it has…  
  • Between 1990/1991 and 2008, the overall cancer mortality rates decreased by 22.9 percent in men and 15.3 percent in women—around 1,024,400 deaths avoided—primarily due to reductions in tobacco use among…  
  • A mammogram can detect breast cancer 1-3 years before a woman can feel a lump. Mammography screening for women 50 and older can reduce breast cancer mortality by 30%.