The Facts

Cancer survivorship is the experience of living with, through and beyond cancer. The number of cancer survivors in the United States increased from 3 million in 1971, to 9.8 million in 2001, to 11.7 million in 2007 – an increase from 1.5% to 4% of the total US population. The number of cancer survivors in the United States is projected to reach 20 Million by 2020.