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Navigating Survivorship

Fast Facts

  • As of January 2019, there were an estimated 16.9 million cancer survivors in the U.S., representing about 5% of the population, according to the American Cancer Society.
  • That number is projected to grow to 22.2 million by 2030 and 26.1 million by 2040, according to the society.
  • The National Cancer Institute estimated that in 2020, 5.0% of new cancer cases occurred among those 15 to 39 years old, and 84.6% of adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer will survive for 5 years after diagnosis.
  • The American Cancer Society reports that 67% of survivors live 5 or more years, 45% live 50 or more years, and 18% live 20 or more years.