Silver Book Fact

From 2010 to 2030, the percentage of all cancers diagnosed in older adults will increase from 61% to 70%.

Smith B, Smith G, Hurria A, Hortobagyi G, et al. Future of Cancer Incidence in the United States: Burdens Upon an Aging, Changing Nation. J Clin Oncol. 2009; 27(17): 2758-65. http://jco.ascopubs.org/cgi/content/short/27/17/2758?rss=1&ssource=mfc

Reference

Title
Future of Cancer Incidence in the United States: Burdens Upon an Aging, Changing Nation
Publication
J Clin Oncol
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Smith B, Smith G, Hurria A, Hortobagyi G, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 27, Issue 17
Pages
2758-65
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • 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,…  
  • 565,650 Americans are expected to die of cancer this year, more than 1,500 people each day.  
  • The top two leading causes of death among those over 65 years of age, regardless of race, sex, or Hispanic origin are heart disease and cancer  
  • In 2011, four cancers accounted for nearly half of all Medicare payments for cancer–lung and bronchus (13 percent), breast (11 percent), colorectal (11 percent), and prostate (10 percent).  
  • A woman’s lifetime risk of cervical cancer is about 0.7% with screening, and 2.5% without.