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

Related Facts

  • In the U.S., approximately 182,460 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in 2008; around 1,990 cases are expected in men.  
  • Following the current path, the lung cancer incidence rate will increase by 34% between 2003 and 2023.  
  • Breast cancer patients spent 66.2 more hours receiving medical care in the first year after diagnosis, compared with similar people without cancer.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 20,500 people (11,170 men and 9,330 women) will be diagnosed with brain and other nervous system cancers.  
  • More than one in four cancer survivors have a high burden from their symptoms at one-year after their diagnosis–even those who are no longer getting treatment.