Silver Book Fact

Fact image

Around 1 out of every 25 U.S. citizens is a cancer survivor.

Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Facts & Figures 2014-2015. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/document/acspc-042801.pdf. Published 2014

Reference

Title
Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Facts & Figures 2014-2015
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
Published 2014
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • In one study, 40 percent of cancer caregivers reported spending at least 21 hours a week on caregiving. More than half shouldered the caregiving burden with little or no…  
  • If cancer trends continue, cancer will soon be the leading cause of death in the U.S.  
  • A man between 65 and 74 is 167.2 times more likely to develop prostate cancer than a male under age 50.  
  • The NIH estimated that the overall cost of cancer in 2006 was $206.3 billion. This figure includes $78.5 billion in direct medical costs, $17.9 billion in indirect morbidity costs, and…  
  • There are currently 2 million women in the United States who have been treated for breast cancer.