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Cancer Death Rates, for Men, 1930-2002

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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  • In 2007, an estimated 19,730 people (10,370 men and 9,360 women) will die of lymphoma (hodgkin and non-hodgkin lymphoma).  
  • In 2008, an estimated 186,320 new prostate cancer cases will occur in the U.S. Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men.  
  • Direct annual spending for prostate cancer is $3.6 billion.  
  • Total annual medical expenditures are $4,187 higher for men with cancer, and $3,293 higher for women with cancer, compared with individuals without a history of the disease.  
  • During the past decade, growth of spending for prostate cancer has averaged 11 percent a year, outpacing rates for other common conditions such as cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases.