Silver Book Fact

A poylp can be removed during colorectal cancer screening for about $1,500, but if the cancer has metastasized, costs of care can rise over $58,000 over the patients lifetime.

Assure Colon Cancer Screening. http://www.acscan.org/action/mt/campaigns/mtcrc/. Published 2006

Reference

Title
Assure Colon Cancer Screening
Publisher
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Publication Date
Published 2006
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Number of People Reporting Selected Cancers, 2003  
  • About 159,390 lung cancer deaths, accounting for about 28% of all cancer deaths, are expected to occur in 2009.  
  • Causes of financial burden on individuals with cancer
     
  • In 2007, an estimated 34,360 people (24,180 men and 10,180 women) will be diagnosed with oral cavity and pharnyx cancer.  
  • The NIH estimated that the overall cost of cancer in 2006 was $206.3 billion. This figure includes $78.5 billion in direct medical costs, $17.9 billion in indirect morbidity costs, and…