Silver Book Fact

In the U.S., men have a less than 1 in 2 lifetime risk of developing cancer; the risk is a little more than 1 in 3 for women.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2008. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2008. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/2008cafffinalsecuredpdf.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2008
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Cost of Care for Those Who Lose Independence  
  • It is expected that there will be 1,437,180 new cancer cases diagnosed in 2008.  
  • Three million cancer patients remain active in the workplace during their treatment, and incur 33 million days of disability each year.  
  • The direct and indirect costs of breast cancer in the U.S. are about $2.35 and $3.13 billion annually. Close to $2 billion of that total is spent on late stage…  
  • In 2014, it is estimated that 4,000 women will die from cervical cancer.