Silver Book Fact

More than 200,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States each year.

Jacobs, Bruce L., Yun Zhang, Ted A. Skolarus, and Brent K. Hollenbeck. Growth Of High-Cost Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy For Prostate Cancer Raises Concerns About Overuse. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(4): 750-759

Reference

Title
Growth Of High-Cost Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy For Prostate Cancer Raises Concerns About Overuse
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Jacobs, Bruce L., Yun Zhang, Ted A. Skolarus, and Brent K. Hollenbeck
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 4
Pages
750-759

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • In 2015, an estimated 132,700 new cases of colorectal cancer are expected to be diagnosed.  
  • Project Number of Cancer Cases for 2000-2050 by Age Group  
  • There are nearly 14.5 million people alive in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with cancer.  
  • The value of life lost from all cancer deaths in 2000 was $960 billion.  
  • There are more than 1.2 million Americans alive today who have been diagnosed with colon or rectum cancer.