Silver Book Fact

Fact image

Leading Sites of New Cancer Cases and Deaths – 2009 Estimates

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2009. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; May 2009. https://www.cancer.org/research/cancer-facts-statistics/all-cancer-facts-figures/cancer-facts-figures-2009.html

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts and Figures 2009
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
May 2009
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S., accounting for around one in four cancer deaths.  
  • Three million cancer patients remain active in the workplace during their treatment, and incur 33 million days of disability each year.  
  • The incidence of cancer in the U.S. is projected to grow from $1.6 million in 2014 to 2.4 million by 2035.  
  • Around 1 out of every 25 U.S. citizens is a cancer survivor.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 20,500 people (11,170 men and 9,330 women) will be diagnosed with brain and other nervous system cancers.