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18 Million U.S. Cancer Survivors Expected by 2022: Report

Posted 14 Jun 2012 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 14 – There are now more than 13 million cancer survivors living in the United States and that number is expected to reach 18 million in just 10 years, a new report predicts. This dramatic increase will be driven, in large part, by a combination of earlier diagnosis and better treatment of some of the most common cancers, according to the report from the American Cancer Society and the U.S. National Cancer Institute. "We are focusing on the number of people who are now alive who have experienced cancer at some time in the past, and their transition from treatment to recovery and the balance of their life," said report co-author Elizabeth Ward, national vice president of intramural research at the American Cancer Society. More people are surviving cancer because the number of people diagnosed with cancer is rising and because the size of this population, particularly older ... Read more

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