Silver Book Fact

Colorectal cancer represents eight percent of all new cancer cases in the U.S.

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2015
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
Published 2015
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Costs for cancer therapy, which reached $104 billion in 2006, are now projected to rise to $173 billion in 2020.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 40,910 people (450 men and 40,460 women) will die of breast cancer.  
  • Between 2004 and 2008, an estimated $7.5 billion was lost due to loss of productivity in individuals with cancer.  
  • Leading Sites of New Cancer Cases and Deaths — 2006 Estimates  
  • As our population continues to age, a doubling of cancer diagnoses is predicted– from 1.3 million in 2000 to 2.6 million in 2050.