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Most Common Types of Cancer

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2015
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
Published 2015
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • In 2007, an estimated 22,430 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  
  • The incidence rate for colorectal cancer is more than 50 times higher in people ages 60-79 than in those under 40.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 37,170 people (18,830 men and 18,340 women) will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  
  • Overall, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about one in 20.  
  • U.S. spending on cancer treatment has risen greatly over time, from $13.1 billion in 1980 to $72.1 billion in 2004.