Silver Book Fact

Women have a little more than a 1 in 3 lifetime risk of developing cancer.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2006. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2006. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/caff2006pwsecuredpdf.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2006
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2006
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • In 2008, an estimated 161,840 lung cancer deaths are expected to occur, which accounts for about 29% of all cancer deaths.  
  • Care for cancer survivors in the U.S. in 2010 cost an estimated $137 billion in medical expenditures.  
  • The National Institutes of Health estimates overall costs of cancer in 2008 at $228.1 billion–$93.2 billion for direct medical costs (total of all health expenditures); $18.8 billion for indirect morbidity…  
  • In 2007, an estimated 2,320 people (1,030 men and 1,290 women) will die of cancer of the endocrine system.  
  • A woman’s lifetime risk of cervical cancer is about 0.7% with screening, and 2.5% without.