Silver Book Fact

Around 1,658,370 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2015.

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2015
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
Published 2015
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S., accounting for around one in four cancer deaths.  
  • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 1,330 people (740 men and 590 women) will die of cancer of the bones and joints.  
  • Approximately 75% of all cancer cases are diagnosed in people 55 and older.  
  • A woman 70 or older is 13 times more likely to develop invasive cancer than a woman 39 or younger.