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The National Institutes of Health estimates overall costs of cancer in 2008 at $228.1 billion–$93.2 billion for direct medical costs (total of all health expenditures); $18.8 billion for indirect morbidity costs (cost of lost productivity due to illness); and $116.1 billion for indirect mortality costs (cost of lost productivity due to premature death).

The American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2009; May 2009. http://www.cancer.org/downloads/STT/500809web.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts and Figures 2009
Publication Date
May 2009
Authors
The American Cancer Society
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

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