It’s National Cancer Survivors Day, and chances are good that you know at least one of them.
Cancer survivors now number more than 14.5 million in the United States and are expected to grow to 19 million over the next decade, a new report finds.
More cancers are cured, more people are living longer with the disease and people are living longer in general, which boosts the number of cases and survivors because the risk of developing cancer rises with age.
“They’re living longer and we hope with better quality of life,” said Dr. Patricia Ganz of the University of California, Los Angeles, whose research focuses on quality-of-life issues.
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