Silver Book Fact

One in 12 Medicare fee-for-service dollars is spent on cancer care.

Stockdale H, Guillory K. Lifeline: Why cancer patients depend on Medicare for critical coverage. Washington, DC: American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network; 2013. http://www.acscan.org/content/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/2013-Medicare-Chartbook-Online-Version.pdf

Reference

Title
Lifeline: Why cancer patients depend on Medicare for critical coverage
Publication
ACS CAN Chartbook
Publisher
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Stockdale H, Guillory K
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • In 2007, an estimated 218,890 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 19,730 people (10,370 men and 9,360 women) will die of lymphoma (hodgkin and non-hodgkin lymphoma).  
  • Approximately 77% of all cancers are diagnosed in Americans 55 and older.  
  • One in 12 Medicare fee-for-service dollars is spent on cancer care.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 21,790 people (12,320 men and 9,470 women) will die of leukemia.