Silver Book Fact

Breast cancer is 100 times more common in women than in men.

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • In 2007, an estimated 37,170 people (18,830 men and 18,340 women) will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  
  • The most common sites for cancer in Americans age 65+: Lung and bronchus – 140,336 cases Prostate – 117,001 cases Breast – 96,981 cases Colon & rectum – 80,343 cases  
  • Cancer was the #2 cause of death for those over 65 in 2006 claiming 1,025 per 100,000 people.  
  • Percent of New Cancer Cases Diagnosed in People Over 65  
  • 45% of middle-age men who have been diagnosed with cancer in the last year have recurring pain. 41% of middle-age women with a history of cancer experience recurring pain.