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Cancer survivor rates, costs increase
San Francisco Chronicle

More people in the United States are surviving cancer – and the survivorship numbers will rise in the next decade. That’s according to a March report from the American Association for Cancer Research, which says the number of cancer survivors has reached 13.7 million and is expected to grow to 18 million by 2022. Researchers credit some of the increase to better cancer detection and treatment, but say that, as the U.S. population ages, the number of cancer survivors – and cancer cases – will naturally increase. The report also shows that life after cancer is expensive.