The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) issued a report today estimating the number of cancer survivors at nearly 12 million people. This is more than double the number of cancer survivors from 10 years ago. Cancer centers nationwide are leading efforts to understand the unique needs of survivors, including follow-up care, employment, family issues, and create programs that ensure those needs are being met. It's a sure bet that we'll see the ranks of survivors rise to even greater levels.
Read Elissa Bantug's series on Survivorship, and watch the ABC World News story below.