Silver Book Fact

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 women.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2008. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2008. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/2008cafffinalsecuredpdf.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2008
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Age is the greatest risk factor for prostate cancer with more than 65% of all cases diagnosed in men age 65 and older.  
  • 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.  
  • Trends in the Number of Cancer Deaths Among Men and Women, U.S., 1930-2003  
  • In 2007, an estimated 19,900 (10,960 men and 8,940 women) will be diagnosed with multiple myeloma.  
  • Employment disability accounts for about 75 percent of lost productivity among cancer survivors.