Silver Book Fact

The average 5 year costs of cancer vary depending on the type of cancer. In 2004, it cost $20,000 every 5 years for patients with breast cancer or melanoma–it cost more than $40,000 for patients with brain, gastric, esophageal, ovarian, or lymphoma cancers during the same period.

Yabroff R, Lamont E, Mariotto A, Warren J, et al. Cost of Care for Elderly Cancer Patients in the United States. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2008; 100(9): 630-41. https://academic.oup.com/jnci/article/100/9/630/911739/Cost-of-Care-for-Elderly-Cancer-Patients-in-the

Reference

Title
Cost of Care for Elderly Cancer Patients in the United States
Publication
J Natl Cancer Inst
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Yabroff R, Lamont E, Mariotto A, Warren J, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 100, Issue 9
Pages
630-41
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Overall, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about one in 20.  
  • In 2015, an estimated 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S.  
  • In 2004, the U.S. spent about $72.1 billion in direct costs for cancer care.  
  • It is expected that there will be 1,437,180 new cancer cases diagnosed in 2008.  
  • Cancer is the highest-cost diagnosis in terms of out-of-pocket spending.