Silver Book Fact

Cancer accounts for 1 in every 4 deaths in the U.S.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2007. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2007. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/caff2007pwsecuredpdf.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2007
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2007
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • In 2007, the national average cost of chemotherapy drug treatment was $111,000 annually per patient.  
  • Three million cancer patients remain active in the workplace during their treatment, and incur 33 million days of disability each year.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 11,150 women will be diagnosed with uterine cervical cancer.  
  • Approximately 75% of all cancer cases are diagnosed in people 55 and older.  
  • The median age at cancer diagnosis is 66 years old.