Mar 28, 2013 4:31 AM by Lacey Steele

Number of U.S. cancer survivors will increase by 2022

The number of cancer survivors we'll have in the U.S. by 2022 will top 18 million.

That's according to a new report from the American Association for Cancer Research that tracks trends in cancer survival rates.

It's an increase of 31% from last year when there were over 13 million Americans with a history of cancer.

Experts say the bump will mostly be due to the aging population, projecting that two-thirds of survivors will be over the age of 65.

Breast cancer accounts for 22-percent of survivors while lung cancer makes up only three percent of the total.


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