Silver Book Fact

Men have nearly a one in two chance of developing cancer in their lifetime. For women, the risk is around one in three.

SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2011. http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2012/. Published 2013

Reference

Title
SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2011
Publisher
NCI
Publication Date
Published 2013
Authors
Howlader, N, A Noone, M Krapcho, J Garshell, D Miller, et al.
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • A 67% increase in cancer incidence is anticipated for older adults, compared with an 11% increase for younger adults from 2010 to 2030.  
  • About 11,590 deaths (8,650 from melanoma and 2,940 from other nonepithelial skin cancers) will occur in 2009.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 220 people (110 men and 110 women) will die of eye and orbit cancers.  
  • 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.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 35,520 people (9,040 men and 26,480 women) will be diagnosed with cancer of the endocrine system.