Silver Book Fact

Fact image

Percent of New Cancer Cases Diagnosed in People Over 65

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
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • In the U.S., approximately 182,460 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in 2008; around 1,990 cases are expected in men.  
  • For those cancer survivors employed at any time since their diagnosis, cancer and its treatment interfered with physical tasks required for the job for 25 percent of people, and mental…  
  • With an estimated 27,360 deaths in 2009, prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men.  
  • Incidence and death rates for colorectal cancer increase with age. 91% of new cases and 94% of deaths occur in individuals 50 and older and the incidence rate for this age…  
  • A woman living in the U.S. has a 1 in 7 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.