Silver Book Fact

Around 59 percent of cancer patients in active treatment, 33 percent of survivors, and 64 percent with advanced/metastatic/terminal disease experience pain.

Van den Beuken-van Everdingen, M, J de Rijke, A Kessels, H Schouten, M van Kleef, et al. Prevalence of Pain in Patients with Cancer: A systematic review of the past 40 years. Ann Oncol. 2007; 18(9): 1437-49. https://academic.oup.com/annonc/article/18/9/1437/204575/Prevalence-of-pain-in-patients-with-cancer-a

Reference

Title
Prevalence of Pain in Patients with Cancer: A systematic review of the past 40 years
Publication
Ann Oncol
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Van den Beuken-van Everdingen, M, J de Rijke, A Kessels, H Schouten, M van Kleef, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 18, Issue 9
Pages
1437-49
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • In 2007, an estimated 27,050 men will die of prostate cancer.  
  • Around 90% of cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in people 50 years and older.  
  • 43% of older men and 45% of older women with a history of cancer report some type of activity limitation.  
  • In 2008, an estimated 215,020 new cases of lung cancer are expected, accounting for about 15% of cancer diagnoses.  
  • In the U.S., men have a less than 1 in 2 lifetime risk of developing cancer; the risk is a little more than 1 in 3 for women.