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Researchers Predict Cancer Survivor Stats

9:33 AM, May 6, 2013   |    comments
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the number of cancer survivors in the U.S. will top 18 million by 2022.

that's according to a new report from the american association for cancer research that tracks trends in cancer survival rates.

that's an increase of 31-percent from last year ... when there were over 13 million americans with a history of cancer.

experts say the bump will mostly be due to the aging population ... projecting that two-thirds of survivors will be over the age of 65.

however, rates are not the same for all types of cancer -- with breast cancer accounting for 22-percent of survivors while lung cancer makes up only three percent of the total.

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