What Is Your Risk Of Developing Or Dying From Cancer?

In 1971, there were just 3 million cancer survivors in the United States. In 2013, there are over 12 million. In 1971, almost all kinds of cancer were considered fatal. Now many forms of cancer can be treated to result in indefinite remission, with survival 5 years, 10 years, 20 years, and even 50 years after the diagnosis of the disease.

Oncologists still treat cancer with surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, but surgery is more precise, radiation has far fewer whole-body effects, and chemotherapy is far less toxic. New methods, most notably immunotherapy and even vaccines, make cancer treatment finally less of a burden than the disease itself.

Despite frequent and well-founded criticism of the American cancer industry, Americans are more likely to survive cancer than people anywhere else in the world. An American woman who is diagnosed with cancer has a 63% chance of living 5 years compared to just a 56% chance for women in the European Union, and an American man who is diagnosed with cancer has a 66% of living 5 years compared to a……

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