Silver Book Fact

There are more than 100 different types of cancer.

Reference

Title
What Is Cancer?
Publication Date
Published 2015
Authors
National Cancer Institute
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • In 2007, an estimated 1,330 people (740 men and 590 women) will die of cancer of the bones and joints.  
  • In 2010, cancer patients accounted for 29.2 million office , hospital outpatient, and emergency department visits.  
  • If cancer trends continue, cancer will soon be the leading cause of death in the U.S.  
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