American Cancer Society Estimates Nearly 19 Million People Will Survive Cancer by 2024

By: CBS
By: CBS

People with cancer are living longer.

The American Cancer Society now estimates that by 2024, the number of cancer survivors in the U.S. will rise from 14 point 5 million to nearly 19 million.

Doctors say more cancer detection and diagnosis along with more effective treatments are the main reasons they’re counting more cancer survivors.


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