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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  • In 2007, an estimated 2,370 people (1,330 men and 1,040 women) will be diagnosed with cancer of the bones and joints.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 120,400 people (82,960 men and 37,440 women) will be diagnosed with cancer of the urinary system.  
  • Women have a little more than a 1 in 3 lifetime risk of developing cancer.  
  • If cancer trends continue, cancer will soon be the leading cause of death in the U.S.  
  • Cancer is the highest-cost diagnosis in terms of out-of-pocket spending.