Silver Book Fact

In one study, 40 percent of cancer caregivers reported spending at least 21 hours a week on caregiving. More than half shouldered the caregiving burden with little or no help from paid or unpaid caregivers.

Van Ryn M, Sanders S, Kahn K, von Houtven C, et al. Objective Burden, Resources, and Other Stressors Among Informal Cancer Caregivers: A hidden quality issue?. Psycho-Oncology. 2011; 20(1): 44-52. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pon.1703/full

Reference

Title
Objective Burden, Resources, and Other Stressors Among Informal Cancer Caregivers: A hidden quality issue?
Publication
Psycho-Oncology
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Van Ryn M, Sanders S, Kahn K, von Houtven C, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 20, Issue 1
Pages
44-52
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • More than 70% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no identifiable risk factors.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 35,520 people (9,040 men and 26,480 women) will be diagnosed with cancer of the endocrine system.  
  • Cancer accounts for a quarter of all deaths in the U.S.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 2,320 people (1,030 men and 1,290 women) will die of cancer of the endocrine system.  
  • Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the U.S., accounting for 1 of every 4 deaths.