Silver Book Fact

Around 90% of cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in people 50 years and older.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2013. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2013. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-036845.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2013
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2013
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • In 2007, an estimated 2,370 people (1,330 men and 1,040 women) will be diagnosed with cancer of the bones and joints.  
  • Breast cancer is the second cause of cancer death among American women. In 2008, an estimated 40,480 deaths from breast cancer in women are expected.  
  • In 2004, the U.S. spent about $72.1 billion in direct costs for cancer care.  
  • A woman living in the U.S. has a 1 in 7 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.  
  • Age-Adjusted Cancer Death Rates, Females by Site, US, 1930-2004