A new report from the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that nearly 12 million people in the U.S. have survived a bout with this disease.
ABC News: CDC: 1 In 20 Americans Is A Cancer Survivor
More people can call themselves cancer survivors. Nearly one in 20 Americans over the age of 20 is a cancer survivor, thanks to advances in early detection and treatment, according to a new analysis by the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Salahi, 3/10).
NPR: Nearly 12 Million Americans Are Cancer Survivors
Good news about cancer today: More Americans are surviving it. In fact, 40 percent of cancer survivors have outlived their diagnoses by 10 years or more. ... And that's a problem as well as a boon. First, survivors are at risk for cancer recurrence or new cancers, sometimes caused by the treatments they had. ... And it's not uncommon ... for primary care doctors not to know that a patient has even had a bout with cancer in the past (Knox, 3/10).