The Number of Cancer Survivors is on the Rise (Infographic)

The American Cancer Society reports that nearly 14.5 million Americans with a history of cancer were alive on January 1, 2014, a number expected to rise to about 19 million by 2024.

Experts suggest that this increase can be attributed to several factors. The number of Americans with a history of cancer is growing due to the aging and growth of the population, as well as improving survival rates due to improved detection and treatment strategies.

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This infographic from Everydayhealth.com gives us a visual representation of how cancer survivorship has grown over the years, and explains the continued increase expected throughout the next decade.

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