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In the United States, more people are surviving cancer than ever before, according to a new report from the American Association for Cancer Research.
Over the past three years, the number of people who survived cancer in The United States, that is, living people who have been diagnosed with cancer, has increased by more than a million. As of January, there are 18 million cancer survivors in the United States and this number is expected to increase to 26 million by 2040, the association said.
The report notes that in 1971 the United States there were only 3 million cancer survivors.
For all cancers combined, the five-year overall survival rate increased from 49% in the mid-1970s to nearly 70% between 2011 and 2017.
The overall age-adjusted death rate from cancer continues to decline, the association said. the driving force behind these changes.
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