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The National Institutes of Health estimated the overall cost of cancer in 2005 was $209.9 billion. This figure includes $74.0 billion in direct medical costs, $17.5 billion in indirect morbidity costs, and $118.4 billion in indirect mortality costs.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2006. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2006. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/caff2006pwsecuredpdf.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2006
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2006
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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