Silver Book Fact

A woman 70 or older is 13 times more likely to develop invasive cancer than a woman 39 or younger.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2006. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2006. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/caff2006pwsecuredpdf.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2006
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2006
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • In 2007, an estimated 20,500 people (11,170 men and 9,330 women) will be diagnosed with brain and other nervous system cancers.  
  • An estimated 108,070 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer in 2008; 40,740 will be diagnosed with rectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer among men and…  
  • Colorectal cancer treatment costs about $6.5 billion per year; breast cancer treatment costs nearly $7 billion per year; and cervical cancer treatment costs around $2 billion per year.  
  • About 14,600 ovarian cancer deaths are expected in 2009.  
  • Probability of Developing Invasive Cancers Over Selected Age Intervals by Sex, US, 2002-2004