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Cancer Survivor Ranks Expanding
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Nearly 2 million more people were living with a cancer diagnosis on Jan. 1, 2007 than in 2001, from 9.8 million to 11.7 million, and the number will continue growing, says a federal report that advises providers to be more attentive to their needs.

“As the number of cancer survivors continues to increase, it is important for medical and public health professionals to be knowledgeable of issues survivors may face, especially the long-term effects of treatment on their physical and psychosocial well-being,” said Arica White, an epidemic intelligence service officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which released the report with the National Cancer Institute.