Silver Book Fact

In 2010, cancer patients accounted for 29.2 million office , hospital outpatient, and emergency department visits.

National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Summary Tables, Table 13. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/cancer.htm. Published 2010

Reference

Title
National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Summary Tables, Table 13
Publication Date
Published 2010
Authors
National Center for Health Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Approximately 15 percent of all men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point during their lifetime.  
  • The NIH estimated that the overall cost of cancer in 2006 was $206.3 billion. This figure includes $78.5 billion in direct medical costs, $17.9 billion in indirect morbidity costs, and…  
  • An estimated 11,200 skin cancer deaths will occur in 2008–8,420 from melanoma and 2,780 from other skin cancers.  
  • About 4,070 deaths from cervical cancer are expected in 2009.  
  • Total annual medical expenditures are $4,187 higher for men with cancer, and $3,293 higher for women with cancer, compared with individuals without a history of the disease.