# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

XR Cancer statistics
various statistics about cancer
21
Physics
Undergraduate 4
12/15/2008

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Term
 Cancer is the ?th leading cause of death in U.S.
Definition
 2nd
Term
 In the U.S., cancer kills more than these 3 things combined.
Definition
 AIDS, accidents, homicide
Term
 Cancer kills more children from ages x to y than any other disease
Definition
 ages 3 to 14
Term
 The three most common cancers in children in order are:
Definition
 1. Leukemia2. Bone3. Brain
Term
 In the U.S., 1 out of X deaths are due to cancer
Definition
 4
Term
 In 2007, there were how many deaths from cancer total? How many per day?
Definition
 580,000 total, 1,550 per day
Term
 Of the 580,000 deaths due to cancer in 2007, how many were due to tobacco use? How many due to nutrition and diet? How many due to alcohol abuse?
Definition
 Tobacco - 180,000; Nutrition and diet - 186,000; Alcohol abuse - 22,000.
Term
 What type of cancer is the number one cancer killer?
Definition
 Lung cancer
Term
 How many people get lung cancer each year? How many will die of it?
Definition
 People who get lung cancer - 175,000; People who will die of it - 162,500.
Term
 What percentage of all cancer deaths are from lung cancer?
Definition
 28%
Term
 Deaths due to lung cancer are more than those due to the #2, #3, and #4 cancers combined. What are these?
Definition
 #2 - colon cancer; #3 - breast cancer; #4 - prostate cancer
Term
 What percentage of all lung cancer deaths is smoking responsible for?
Definition
 80%
Term
 Between 2000 and 2007, how many new cases of cancer were there? How many cancer deaths? How many new cases discovered per year?
Definition
 New cases - 12 million; deaths - 5.5 million; new cases per year - 2 million
Term
 Between now and 2020, the demand for radiation oncology is projected to go up what percentage?
Definition
 60%
Term
 Smoking is responsible for 80% of all lung cancer deaths. What causes the other 20% (mostly)
Definition
 Radon
Term
 What is the total yearly cost of cancer in the U. S.?
Definition
 \$300 billion
Term
 As of 2007, the 5-year cancer cure rate in the U.S. is what? What was it in 1964?
Definition
 2007 - 63% 1964 - 33%
Term
 As of now, how many living Americans are considered cured of cancer?
Definition
 10 million
Term
 What five factors affect chances of being cured?
Definition
 1. Early detection and treatment 2. Quality of care received 3. Overall health 4. Type of cancer 5. Where you live due to pollution, background radiation
Term
 What percentage of cancers, when detected early, are fatal?
Definition
 Less than 20%
Term
 As of 2007, which cancer has the highest cure rate?Which has the lowest?
Definition
 Highest - squamous cell skin at 96%; Lowest - Pancreatic at 4%
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