ACS study: Cancer survivors have grown to 18 million in the U.S.

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A report led by researchers at the American Cancer Society, in collaboration with NCI, showed that more than 18 million Americans (8.3 million males and 9.7 million females) with a history of cancer were living in the United States as of Jan. 1, 2022, with over 12 million (67%) aged 65 years or older. 

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