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The National Cancer Institute estimated that in January 2001, there were approximately 9.8 million Americans with a history of cancer.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2005. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2005. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/caff2005f4pwsecuredpdf.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2005
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2005
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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