Silver Book Fact

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Merk Institute of Aging and Health. The State of Aging and Health in America 2007. Washington, D.C.: Merk Institute of Aging and Health; 2007. http://www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/saha_2007.pdf

Reference

Title
The State of Aging and Health in America 2007
Publisher
Merk Institute of Aging and Health
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Merk Institute of Aging and Health
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Following the current path, colon cancer incidence rate will increase by 31.8% (447,000 people) between 2003 and 2023.  
  • Approximately 15 percent of all men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point during their lifetime.  
  • Spending on cancer medicines represented approximately one percent of the total national health expenditures in 2011.  
  • Patients’ treatment times differed during their last year of life, because of increased hospitalization. Treatment times were longest for gastric, lung and ovarian cancers — 35.4, 32.4, and 31.9 days,…  
  • A woman’s risk of breast cancer increases with age–about 80% of breast cancer cases occur in women over the age 50.