Silver Book Fact

Fact image

Leading Sites of New Cancer Cases and Deaths — 2006 Estimates

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2006. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2006. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/caff2006pwsecuredpdf.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2006
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2006
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • A woman’s lifetime risk of cervical cancer is about 0.7% with screening, and 2.5% without.  
  • Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Approximately 148,810 new cases and 49,960 deaths were expected in 2008.  
  • Among women, the 4 leading incident cancers from 2000-2004 were breast, lung, colorectal, and uterine.  
  • Depression affects 15 to 25 percent of cancer patients.  
  • Breast cancer risk increases as a woman ages. Close to 8 out of 10 cases are diagnosed in women over the age of 50.