Silver Book Fact

Increase in 5-year survival rate for cancer

Fact image

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2014. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2014. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/economic-impact-of-cancer. Accessed October 15, 2015

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2014
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2014
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Decline in Cancer Death Rates in Men
     
  • Cervical cancer screening reduces incidence by over 80%.  
  • A 10 percent reduction in cancer-related deaths in the U.S. would be worth an estimated $4.4 trillion to current and future generations.  
  • Reductions in mortality for lung, female breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers accounted for 60 to 80 percent of the total decrease in all cancer deaths since the early 1990s.  
  • Improvement in 5-Year Survival Rates for All Cancers Since 1975