Silver Book Fact

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men.

SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2011. http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2012/. Published 2013

Reference

Title
SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2011
Publisher
NCI
Publication Date
Published 2013
Authors
Howlader, N, A Noone, M Krapcho, J Garshell, D Miller, et al.
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • 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…  
  • Colorectal cancer represents eight percent of all new cancer cases in the U.S.  
  • Breast cancer patients spent 66.2 more hours receiving medical care in the first year after diagnosis, compared with similar people without cancer.  
  • 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.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 3,670 women will die of uterine cervical cancer.