Silver Book Fact

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men.

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
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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