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Cancer Incidence Rates for Men, 1975-2002

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • In 2007, an estimated 35,520 people (9,040 men and 26,480 women) will be diagnosed with cancer of the endocrine system.  
  • Prostate cancer accounts for more than $7 billion in spending annually.  
  • There are more than 430,000 Americans alive today who have been diagnosed with lung cancer.  
  • Around 78 percent of all cancers are diagnosed in people age 55 and older.  
  • Hours lost to patients because of cancer care were 368 in the first year after diagnosis with ovarian cancer, 272 hours with lung cancer, and 193 hours for kidney cancer.