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Cancer Incidence Rates for Men, 1975-2002

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • In 2004, the U.S. spent about $72.1 billion in direct costs for cancer care.  
  • In 2008, there will be an estimated 28,660 deaths from prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men.  
  • An estimated 49,920 deaths from colorectal cancer are expected to occur in 2009, accounting for almost 9% of all cancer deaths.  
  • A poylp can be removed during colorectal cancer screening for about $1,500, but if the cancer has metastasized, costs of care can rise over $58,000 over the patients lifetime.  
  • 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.