Silver Book Fact

Approximately 75% of all cancer cases are diagnosed in people 55 and older.

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
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • In 2013, an estimated 500,000 Americans were predicted to die from cancer.  
  • Breast cancer cost in 2020 is forecased to have a 32 percent increase from 2010.  
  • About 74,490 new cases of lymphoma will occur in 2009, including 8,510 cases of Hodgkin lymphoma and 65,980 cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).  
  • Depression affects 15 to 25 percent of cancer patients.  
  • Probability of Developing Invasive Cancers within Selected Age Intervals by Sex, U.S., 2005-2007