Silver Book Fact

Fact image

In the United States, cancer accounts for one out of every four deaths. An estimated 589,430 deaths are expected in 2015.

Deaths: Final Data for 2013. National Vital Statistics Reports Web site. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_02.pdf

Reference

Title
Deaths: Final Data for 2013
Publication
National Vital Statistics Reports
Authors
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Volume & Issue
Volume 64, Issue 2
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Cancer is the highest-cost diagnosis in terms of out-of-pocket spending.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 35,520 people (9,040 men and 26,480 women) will be diagnosed with cancer of the endocrine system.  
  • Between 1990 and 2007 the overall death rates from cancer declined 22% for men and 14% for women.  
  • Close to one-third of cancer survivors experience limitations in their ability perform activities of daily living.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 2,370 people (1,330 men and 1,040 women) will be diagnosed with cancer of the bones and joints.