National Expenditures for Cancer Care

Estimates of the national expenditures for cancer care in 2010 and 2020 in 2010 billion dollars under different assumptions of cancer incidence and survival trends:

  • Base case assumes constant incidence and survival
  • Trend incidence assumes projected incidence trend and constant survival
  • Trend survival assumes constant incidence and projected survival trend
  • Trend incidence & survival assumes projected incidence and survival trends


Cost in US 2010 Billions
  2010 Assumption for 2020 Projection
  Trend incidence & survival scenario and cost increase
Base Base Trend incidence Trend survival Trend incidence &survival 2% overall 2% in initial and last
year phase1 cost
5% in initial and last
year phase1 cost
Breast $16.50 $20.50 $18.91 $20.69 $19.08 $23.24 $21.37 $25.64
Colorectal $14.14 $17.41 $14.35 $17.83 $14.70 $17.67 $16.68 $20.39
Lung $12.12 $14.73 $12.14 $15.23 $12.53 $15.19 $14.73 $18.84
Lymphoma $12.14 $15.26 $15.00 $15.71 $15.44 $18.66 $17.27 $20.69
Prostate $11.85 $16.34 $15.32 $16.43 $15.41 $18.53 $16.67 $19.02
Leukemia $5.44 $6.95 $6.66 $7.24 $6.94 $8.38 $7.78 $9.35
Ovary $5.12 $6.03 $4.49 $6.27 $4.64 $5.64 $5.26 $6.42
Brain $4.47 $5.53 $5.38 $5.79 $5.62 $6.82 $6.51 $8.18
Bladder $3.98 $4.91 $4.41 $4.98 $4.47 $5.38 $4.90 $5.71
Kidney $3.80 $5.12 $6.07 $5.30 $6.29 $7.56 $6.99 $8.30
Head/Neck $3.64 $4.34 $3.79 $4.40 $3.84 $4.65 $4.40 $5.46
Uterus $2.62 $3.05 $2.84 $3.04 $2.83 $3.42 $3.24 $4.00
Melanoma $2.36 $3.16 $3.76 $3.18 $3.78 $4.60 $4.06 $4.58
Pancreas $2.27 $2.83 $2.81 $3.16 $3.13 $3.80 $3.75 $4.92
Stomach $1.82 $2.26 $1.81 $2.40 $1.92 $2.31 $2.25 $2.88
Cervix $1.55 $1.54 $1.20 $1.55 $1.21 $1.46 $1.39 $1.73
Esophagus $1.33 $1.76 $1.70 $2.04 $1.97 $2.38 $2.32 $2.97
All sites $124.57 $157.77 $147.57 $165.21 $154.70 $186.69 $172.77 $206.59

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