Physical Late Effects in Adult Cancer Survivors
July 01, 2008
Today there are nearly 12 million individuals living in the United States who have ever received a diagnosis of cancer. This number is growing, having just been recently updated to approximately 11.9 million from a previous estimate of about 10.8 million cancer survivors. One half of all men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, with the largest burden being during later life; one in seven Americans 65 years of age and older has a past or present cancer diagnosis.