Silver Book Fact

Care for cancer survivors in the U.S. in 2010 cost an estimated $137 billion in medical expenditures.

Cancer Trends Progress Report. http://progressreport.cancer.gov/after/economic_burden. Published 2015

Reference

Title
Cancer Trends Progress Report
Publication Date
Published 2015
Authors
National Cancer Institute
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • The annual excess economic burden of cancer survivorship, among recently diagnosed cancer survivors, was $16,213 per survivor age 18 to 64, and $16,441 per survivor age 65 and older (from…  
  • Risk for ovarian cancer increases with age, with the greatest risk in the late 70s.  
  • In the United States, cancer accounts for one out of every four deaths. An estimated 589,430 deaths are expected in 2015.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 306,380 people (228,090 men and 78,290 women) will be diagnosed with cancer of the genital system.