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Cancer Survival Rates at All Time High

CBS News reports that according to the “American Cancer Society’s ‘Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures, 2014-2015′ report”, more Americans than ever are surviving cancer. Experts site some reasons to be: 1) Better screening tools 2) an aging population living longer, leading to increased chances of being diagnosed later in life and 3) effective therapies. According to the report, “the number of cancer survivors in the U.S. will grow to almost 19 million in 2024.” The report also found that in the years following successful treatment, many patients struggle to return to their “normal” lives through maintaining jobs or relationships. Experts say that because of increasing rates of survival, “care for patients in the future will need to emphasize support services for survivors.”

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the American Cancer Society’s report.