An estimated 13.7 million Americans with a history of cancer were alive at the beginning of 2012, according to American Cancer Society. The three most common cancers among male survivors are prostate (43%), colon and rectum (9%), and melanoma (7%). Among female survivors, the most common cancers are breast (41%), uterine corpus (8%), and colon and rectum (8%).
The majority of cancer survivors (64%) were diagnosed 5 or more years ago, and 15% were diagnosed 20 or more years ago (Table 1). Almost half (45%) of cancer survivors are 70 years of age or older, while only 5% are younger than 40 years.
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