Linda A. Jacobs, PhD, RN | Authors

VIVIAN W BUCAY MD PLLC

Articles

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]