Silver Book Fact

In 2013, an estimated 500,000 Americans were predicted to die from cancer.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2013. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2013. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-036845.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2013
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2013
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • The total cost of cancer in the U.S. is projected to increase from $290 billion in 2010 to $458 billion in 2030.  
  • In the U.S., 67,770 new cases of in situ breast cancer are expected to occur among women in 2008.  
  • The number of cancer patients age 85 and older is expected to increase four-fold by 2050.  
  • 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…  
  • In 2007, an estimated 3,670 women will die of uterine cervical cancer.