Silver Book Fact

In 2007, an estimated 55,740 people (27,720 men and 28,020 women) will die of cancer of the genital system.

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
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • People diagnosed with cancer are at a higher risk of bankruptcy than those without a cancer history.  
  • The incidence of colorectal cancer is more than 50 times higher in people ages 60-79 than in those under 40. 91% of new cases and 94% of deaths from colorectal…  
  • In 2007, an estimated 180,510 people (2,030 men and 178,480 women) will be diagnosed with breast cancer.  
  • 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…  
  • Around 59 percent of cancer patients in active treatment, 33 percent of survivors, and 64 percent with advanced/metastatic/terminal disease experience pain.