Bone Cancer Statistics

According to the American Cancer Society, of the estimated 2,570 people diagnosed with bone cancer in 2005, 1,210 men and women would die of the condition. Other bone cancer statistics show that from 1998-2002, the median age at diagnosis for bone cancer was 38 years of age and the median age at death was 59 years of age.

Bone Cancer Statistics: An Overview

The American Cancer Society estimated that 2,570 people (1,480 men and 1,090 women) would be diagnosed with bone cancer and that 1,210 men and women would die of bone cancer in 2005.
 

Bone Cancer Statistics on Diagnosis

From 1998-2002, the median age at diagnosis for bone cancer was 38 years of age. The percentages of people diagnosed with bone cancer based on age were:
 
  • 28.9 percent were diagnosed under age 20
  • 17.5 percent between 20 and 34
  • 11.8 percent between 35 and 44
  • 12.4 percent between 45 and 54
  • 10.9 percent between 55 and 64
  • 8.3 percent between 65 and 74
  • 7.0 percent between 75 and 84
  • 3.1 percent 85+ years of age.
     

Bone Cancer Statistics on Mortality

From 1998-2002, the median age at death for bone cancer was 59 years of age. The percentages of people who died from bone cancer based on age were:
 
  • 15.2 percent died under age 20
  • 13.6 percent between 20 and 34
  • 7.0 percent between 35 and 44
  • 9.0 percent between 45 and 54
  • 11.0 percent between 55 and 64
  • 14.9 percent between 65 and 74
  • 18.6 percent between 75 and 84
  • 10.7 percent 85+ years of age.
     
The age-adjusted bone cancer death rate was 0.4 per 100,000 men and women per year. These rates were based on patients who died in 1998-2002 in the United States. Bone cancer mortality rates by race were:
 
Race/Ethnicity
Men
Women
All Races
0.5 per 100,000 men
0.4 per 100,000 women
Caucasians
0.6 per 100,000 men
0.4 per 100,000 women
African Americans
0.6 per 100,000 men
0.3 per 100,000 women
Asian/Pacific Islander
0.3 per 100,000 men
0.2 per 100,000 women
Hispanic
0.5 per 100,000 men
0.3 per 100,000 women
 
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