Silver Book Fact

Approximately 60 percent of cancer survivors are age 65 or older.

Parry, C, E Kent, A Mariotto, C Alfano, and J Rowland. Cancer Survivors: A booming population. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011; 20(10): 1996-2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21980007

Reference

Title
Cancer Survivors: A booming population
Publication
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Parry, C, E Kent, A Mariotto, C Alfano, and J Rowland
Volume & Issue
Volume 20, Issue 10
Pages
1996-2005
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • In 2007, an estimated 7,550 people (5,180 men and 2,370 women) will die of oral cavity and pharnyx cancer.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 21,790 people (12,320 men and 9,470 women) will die of leukemia.  
  • More than 20% of cervical cancer cases are among women 65 years or older.  
  • A 67% increase in cancer incidence is anticipated for older adults, compared with an 11% increase for younger adults from 2010 to 2030.  
  • Lung and bronchus cancer represent 13.5 percent of all new cancer cases in the U.S.