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The 5-year survival rate for cancer has gone up 40 percent in the last 40 years.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2014. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2014. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/economic-impact-of-cancer. Accessed October 15, 2015

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2014
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2014
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
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