Silver Book Fact

Fact image

Estimated Cancer Deaths in 2015 by Cancer Type

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2015
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
Published 2015
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • In 2007, an estimated 20,500 people (11,170 men and 9,330 women) will be diagnosed with brain and other nervous system cancers.  
  • In those exposed to asbestos over a significant period of time, between 2% and 10% will be diagnosed with mesothelioma.
     
  • In 2008, it is estimated that 3,870 Americans will die from cervical cancer.  
  • Following the current path, the prostate cancer incidence rate will increase by 75.4% (786,000) between 2003 and 2023.  
  • Incidence and death rates for colorectal cancer increase with age. 91% of new cases and 94% of deaths occur in individuals 50 and older and the incidence rate for this age…