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Cancer Facts & Figures 2007

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    • In 2007, an estimated 7,550 people (5,180 men and 2,370 women) will die of oral cavity and pharnyx cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 33,370 people (16,840 men and 16,530 women) will die of pancreatic cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 1,330 people (740 men and 590 women) will die of cancer of the bones and joints.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 3,560 people (1,840 men and 1,720 women) will die of soft tissue (including heart) cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 55,740 people (27,720 men and 28,020 women) will die of cancer of the genital system.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 27,050 men will die of prostate cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 27,340 people (18,100 men and 9,240 women) will die of cancer of the urinary system.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 220 people (110 men and 110 women) will die of eye and orbit cancers.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 12,740 people (7,150 men and 5,590 women) will die of brain and other nervous system cancers.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 2,320 people (1,030 men and 1,290 women) will die of cancer of the endocrine system.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 19,730 people (10,370 men and 9,360 women) will die of lymphoma (hodgkin and non-hodgkin lymphoma).  
    • In 2007, an estimated 10,790 (5,550 men and 5,240 women) will die of multiple myeloma.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 21,790 people (12,320 men and 9,470 women) will die of leukemia.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 15,280 women will die of ovarian cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 10,850 people (7,140 men and 3,710 women) will die of skin cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 160,390 people (89,510 men and 70,880 women) will die of lung and bronchus cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 52,180 people (26,000 men and 26,180 women) will die of colon cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 3,670 women will die of uterine cervical cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 40,910 people (450 men and 40,460 women) will die of breast cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 559,650 people (289,550 men and 270,100 women) will die of cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 34,360 people (24,180 men and 10,180 women) will be diagnosed with oral cavity and pharnyx cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 37,170 people (18,830 men and 18,340 women) will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  
    • 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 9,220 people (5,050 men and 4,170 women) will be diagnosed with soft tissue (including heart) cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 306,380 people (228,090 men and 78,290 women) will be diagnosed with cancer of the genital system.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 218,890 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 120,400 people (82,960 men and 37,440 women) will be diagnosed with cancer of the urinary system.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 2,340 people (1,310 men and 1,030 women) will be diagnosed with eye and orbit cancers.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 20,500 people (11,170 men and 9,330 women) will be diagnosed with brain and other nervous system cancers.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 35,520 people (9,040 men and 26,480 women) will be diagnosed with cancer of the endocrine system.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 19,900 (10,960 men and 8,940 women) will be diagnosed with multiple myeloma.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 71,380 people (38,670 men and 32,710 women) will be diagnosed with lymphoma (hodgkin and non-hodgkin lymphoma).  
    • In 2007, an estimated 44,240 people (24,800 men and 19,440 women) will be diagnosed with leukemia.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 22,430 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 65,050 people (37,070 men and 27,980 women) will be diagnosed with skin cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 213,380 people (114,760 men and 98,620 women) will be diagnosed with lung and bronchus cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 112,340 people (55,290 men and 57,050 women) will be diagnosed with colon cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 11,150 women will be diagnosed with uterine cervical cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 180,510 people (2,030 men and 178,480 women) will be diagnosed with breast cancer.  
    • In 2007, an estimated 1,444,920 people (766,860 men and 678,060 women) will be diagnosed with cancer.  
    • The NIH estimated that the overall cost of cancer in 2006 was $206.3 billion. This figure includes $78.5 billion in direct medical costs, $17.9 billion in indirect morbidity costs, and…  
    • About 77% of all cancer cases are diagnosed in individuals age 55 and older.  
    • Age is a major risk factor for developing cancer.  
    • In 2007, more than 1.4 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed and an estimated 559,650 Americans are expected to die from their cancer– more than 1,00…  
    • Cancer accounts for 1 in every 4 deaths in the U.S.