Silver Book Fact

Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S., accounting for around one in four cancer deaths.

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2015
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
Published 2015
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • 43% of older men and 45% of older women with a history of cancer report some type of activity limitation.  
  • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.  
  • Following the current path, breast cancer incidence rate will increase by 50.8% between 2003 and 2023.  
  • Causes of financial burden on individuals with cancer
     
  • In 2008, an estimated 11,070 cases of invasive cervical cancer are expected to be diagnosed.