Silver Book publication

Cancer Factsheet

This year alone, more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed. While cancer can strike at any age, it is largely a disease of aging with around 78 percent of all cancer cases diagnosed in people age 55 and older. So it’s not surprising that the incidence of cancer will grow–reaching 2.4 million new cancer cases by 2035. And the costs will increase accordingly–from $290 billion in 2010 to $458 billion in 2030.