With earlier detection and improved treatment, more people today are living with cancer. As of January 2019, it is estimated that there are 16.9 million cancer survivors in the United States. This represents 5.0% of the population. That number is projected to grow to 26.1 million by 2040.
NYOH’s Pat Brady, PA recently discussed the increasingly important role of survivorship with WNYT’s Benita Zahn.