Life After Cancer: Survivorship By The Numbers (Infographic)

Winston Churchill once said, "We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival."

According to Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures, there are an estimated 14.5 million cancer survivors alive in the U.S. today, a number expected to grow to 19 million by 2024.1

Researchers attribute this growth to new advancements in early detection, better, more individualized treatments, and more access to high-quality care.

Check out these figures from the American Cancer Society that give us a complete break down of cancer survivorship by age, gender, and type and stage of cancer.

This great infographic reminds us that the only good part about cancer is surviving it.

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Source: American Cancer Society

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1Cancer Treatement & Survivorship Facts and Figures 2014-2015 (2014): The American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society. Web.