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

  • About 159,390 lung cancer deaths, accounting for about 28% of all cancer deaths, are expected to occur in 2009.  
  • In 2002, cancer caused 557,271 deaths.  
  • In 2008, 68,810 new cases of bladder cancer are expected to occur.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 1,330 people (740 men and 590 women) will die of cancer of the bones and joints.  
  • Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men.