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

  • More than 70% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no identifiable risk factors.  
  • In 2008, an estimated 161,840 lung cancer deaths are expected to occur, which accounts for about 29% of all cancer deaths.  
  • An estimated 60% of prostate cancer cases are diagnosed in men 65 years and older.  
  • Most Common Types of Cancer  
  • In 2015, an estimated 132,700 new cases of colorectal cancer are expected to be diagnosed.