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There are nearly 14.5 million people in the U.S. living with a history of cancer.

DeSantis, C, C Lin, A Mariotto, R Siegel, K Stein, et al. Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Statistics, 2014. CA Cancer J Clin. 2014; 64: 252-71. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/caac.21235/full

Reference

Title
Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Statistics, 2014
Publication
CA Cancer J Clin
Publication Date
2014
Authors
DeSantis, C, C Lin, A Mariotto, R Siegel, K Stein, et al.
Pages
252-71
URL
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