Nearly 18 million will be cancer survivors in 2022, say researchers

Nearly 18 million will be cancer survivors in 2022, say researchers

Nearly 18 million will be cancer survivors in 2022, say researchers

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 1:48 PM

The number people surviving cancer in the U.S. will top 18 million by 2022. That's an increase of 31 percent from last year, according to the American Association for Cancer Research.

Experts say the bump will mostly be due to the aging population. Two-thirds of survivors will be over the age of 65. Breast cancer accounts for 22 percent of survivors, while lung cancer comprises only 3 percent of the total.

Related links:

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention: Cancer Survivors in the United States: Prevalence across the Survivorship Trajectory and Implications for Care



 

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