Silver Book Fact

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

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • In 2007, an estimated 3,560 people (1,840 men and 1,720 women) will die of soft tissue (including heart) cancer.  
  • In the United States, cancer accounts for one out of every four deaths. An estimated 589,430 deaths are expected in 2015.  
  • It is estimated that 74,340 new cases of lymphoma will occur in 2008–8,220 cases of Hodgkin lymphoma and 66,120 cases of non-Hodgkin.  
  • Men have a slightly less than a 1 in 2 lifetime risk of developing cancer.  
  • Colorectal cancer treatment is the second-most costly treatment, and costs over $6.5 billion per year. Breast cancer is the first, and costs about $6.6 billion.