Silver Book Fact

Fact image

Leading Sites of New Cancer Cases and Deaths–2008 Estimates

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2008. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2008. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/2008cafffinalsecuredpdf.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2008
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • For elderly cancer patients, 5 year Medicare costs in 2004 were approximately $21.1 billion.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 160,390 people (89,510 men and 70,880 women) will die of lung and bronchus cancer.  
  • About 42,470 new cases of pancreatic cancer are expected to occur in 2009.  
  • In 2003, about 10 million Americans were living with cancer.  
  • Women younger than 65 are about 2 times as likely to survive ovarian cancer than a woman 65 and older.