Silver Book Fact

There are currently 2 million women in the United States who have been treated for breast cancer.

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • More than 10 percent of cancer patients have annual out-of-pocket costs that are higher than $18,585, and 5 percent have costs that exceed $35,660.  
  • Cancer accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths in the U.S.  
  • The National Cancer Institute estimated that in January 2001, there were approximately 9.8 million Americans with a history of cancer.  
  • People diagnosed with cancer are at a higher risk of bankruptcy than those without a cancer history.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 180,510 people (2,030 men and 178,480 women) will be diagnosed with breast cancer.