Silver Book Fact

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

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • A woman’s chance of having invasive breast cancer sometime during her lifetime is about 1 in 8.  
  • Total annual medical expenditures are $4,187 higher for men with cancer, and $3,293 higher for women with cancer, compared with individuals without a history of the disease.  
  • 1.3 million cancer patients were discharged from hospital inpatient stays in 2003. More than 650,000 of them were over 65.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 40,910 people (450 men and 40,460 women) will die of breast cancer.  
  • About 7,600 deaths from oral cavity and pharynx cancer are expected in 2009.