Silver Book Fact

Breast cancer is 100 times more common in women than in men.

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • 17.9% of cancer survivors experienced anxiety as opposed to 13.9% of healthy controls.  
  • In 2015, an estimated 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer are expected to be diagnosed.  
  • The incidence rate for colorectal cancer is more than 50 times higher in people ages 60-79 than in those under 40.  
  • In 2008, about 49,960 deaths from colon and rectum cancer are expected to occur in the U.S.–accounting for 9% of all cancer deaths.  
  • In 2002, cancer caused 557,271 deaths.