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

  • In 2008, there will be an estimated 28,660 deaths from prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 71,380 people (38,670 men and 32,710 women) will be diagnosed with lymphoma (hodgkin and non-hodgkin lymphoma).  
  • Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease.  
  • About 562,340 Americans are expected to die of cancer in 2009, more than 1,500 people a day.  
  • Net patient time costs during the initial phase of care ranged from $271 and $842 for melanoma of the skin and prostate cancer, respectively, to $5348 and $5605 for gastric…