Silver Book Fact

1.3 million cancer patients were discharged from hospital inpatient stays in 2003. More than 650,000 of them were over 65.

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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  • Colorectal cancer represents eight percent of all new cancer cases in the U.S.  
  • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.  
  • In 2010, cancer accounted for 1.2 million hospital discharges from inpatient care.  
  • An estimated 589,430 people are expected to die from cancer in 2015.  
  • 17.9% of cancer survivors experienced anxiety as opposed to 13.9% of healthy controls.