Silver Book Fact

Around 1,620 people die from cancer each day.

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2015
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
Published 2015
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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