Silver Book Fact

In those exposed to asbestos over a significant period of time, between 2% and 10% will be diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Information and Facts. https://mesothelioma.net/mesothelioma-facts/. Published September 26 2017. Accessed September 26, 2017

Reference

Title
Mesothelioma Information and Facts
Publication Date
Published September 26 2017
Authors
Mesothelioma.net
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Future Human Burden

Related Facts

  • With an estimated 27,360 deaths in 2009, prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men.  
  • In 2015, an estimated 221,200 new cases of lung cancer are expected to be diagnosed.  
  • In 2008, an estimated 186,320 new prostate cancer cases will occur in the U.S. Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men.  
  • About 106,100 cases of colon and 40,870 cases of rectal cancer are expected to occur in 2009.  
  • The third most common type of cancer in both men and women is colorectal cancer.