Silver Book Fact

Following the current path, breast cancer incidence rate will increase by 50.8% between 2003 and 2023.

DeVol R, Bedroussian A, Charuworn A, et al. An Unhealthy America: The economic burden of chronic disease. The Milken Institute; October 2007. http://www.milkeninstitute.org/publications/publications.taf?function=detail&ID=38801018&cat=ResRep

Reference

Title
An Unhealthy America: The economic burden of chronic disease
Publisher
The Milken Institute
Publication Date
October 2007
Authors
DeVol R, Bedroussian A, Charuworn A, et al
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

Related Facts

  • In those exposed to asbestos over a significant period of time, between 2% and 10% will be diagnosed with mesothelioma.
     
  • 17.9% of cancer survivors experienced anxiety as opposed to 13.9% of healthy controls.  
  • A woman’s risk of breast cancer increases with age–about 80% of breast cancer cases occur in women over the age 50.  
  • The total cost of cancer in 2009 was $216.6 billion–$86.6 in direct medical costs and $130 billion for indirect mortality costs.  
  • Voters Concerned About Cancer More than Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s, and more