Silver Book Fact

Fact image

Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates by Site, Race, and Ethnicity, US, 2000-2004

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

  • An estimated 60% of prostate cancer cases are diagnosed in men 65 years and older.  
  • There are nearly 14.5 million people alive in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with cancer.  
  • Tobacco smoking as a major risk factor
    Worldwide, tobacco smoking (including second-hand smoke) was 1 of the top 3 leading risk factors for disease and contributed to an estimated 6.2 million deaths in 2010.  
  • More than one in four cancer survivors have a high burden from their symptoms at one-year after their diagnosis–even those who are no longer getting treatment.  
  • About 11,270 cases of invasive cervical cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2009.