• Lung cancer remains the biggest killer, projected to claim 163,510 lives this year.
• Some 232,090 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and it will kill 30,350.
• About 211,240 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and it will kill 40,410.
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Cancer is the top killer for those under 85
As I mentioned in my last blog post, Cancer [is] the top killer for those under 85 - outpacing heart disease for all but the oldest people. This is the latest report from the American Cancer Society, and the statistics are for 2002. Some comparisons between types of cancer: