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Cancer Incidence Rates for Men, 1975-2002

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Men have nearly a one in two chance of developing cancer in their lifetime. For women, the risk is around one in three.  
  • Approximately 77% of all cancers are diagnosed in Americans 55 and older.  
  • The National Institutes of Health estimates overall costs of cancer in 2008 at $228.1 billion–$93.2 billion for direct medical costs (total of all health expenditures); $18.8 billion for indirect morbidity…  
  • About 214,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2006.  
  • An estimated 60% of prostate cancer cases are diagnosed in men 65 years and older.