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The NIH estimated that the overall cost of cancer in 2006 was $206.3 billion. This figure includes $78.5 billion in direct medical costs, $17.9 billion in indirect morbidity costs, and $110.2 billion in indirect mortality costs.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2007. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2007. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/caff2007pwsecuredpdf.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2007
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2007
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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