Silver Book Fact

An estimated 60% of prostate cancer cases are diagnosed in men 65 years and older.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2013. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2013. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-036845.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2013
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2013
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • The most common sites for cancer in Americans age 65+: Lung and bronchus – 140,336 cases Prostate – 117,001 cases Breast – 96,981 cases Colon & rectum – 80,343 cases  
  • In 2008, 68,810 new cases of bladder cancer are expected to occur.  
  • About 35,720 new cases of cancer of the oral cavity are expected in 2009.  
  • The total cost of cancer in 2009 was $216.6 billion–$86.6 in direct medical costs and $130 billion for indirect mortality costs.  
  • Less than 20% of 65-year-olds who have been diagnosed with cancer are free of comorbidities and physical limitations.