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A Few Quick Facts
What Is Cancer?
Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. If the spread is not controlled, it can result in death. Cancer is caused by both external factors (tobacco, infectious organisms, chemicals, and radiation) and internal factors (inherited mutations, hormones, immune conditions, and mutations that occur from metabolism). These causal factors may act together or in sequence to initiate or promote the development of cancer. Ten or more years often pass between exposure to external factors and detectable cancer. Cancer is treated with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy.
How Many New Cases Are Expected to Occur This Year?
This annual report provides the estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in 2015, as well as current cancer incidence, mortality, and survival statistics and information on cancer symptoms, risk factors, early detection, and treatment. In 2015, there will be an estimated 1,658,370 new cancer cases diagnosed and 589,430 cancer deaths in the US.
How Many People Are Expected to Die of Cancer This Year?
In 2015, about 585,720 Americans are expected to die of cancer, almost 1,600 people per day. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease, accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths.
What Percentage of People Survive Cancer?
The 5-year relative survival rate for all cancers diagnosed between 2003 and 2009 is 68%, up from 49% in 1975-1977. The improvement in survival reflects both progress in diagnosing certain cancers at an earlier stage and improvements in treatment. Survival statistics vary greatly by cancer type and stage at diagnosis.
What Are the Costs of Cancer?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that the overall costs of cancer in 2009 were $216.6 billion: $86.6 billion for direct medical costs (total of all health expenditures) and $130.0 billion for indirect mortality costs (cost of lost productivity due to premature death).
Source: American Cancer Society 2015