Celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day

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  • Celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day

    1. 1. CelebratingNational CancerSurvivors DayCelebrate those who have survived,supported, and searched for a cure onSunday, June 2, 2013during the 26th annual National CancerSurvivors Day.
    2. 2. Today,there are approximately13.7 millioncancer survivors in theUnited States.Sources:• The National Cancer Institute: Cancer Survivorship Research• The American Cancer Society
    3. 3. The five-year survival ratein 2008 was 66.2%,compared to 49.1%in 1978, an increase of17.1 percentage points. 0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%1978 2008Sources:• The National Cancer Institute: Cancer Survivorship Research• The American Cancer Society• The National Cancer Institute: Surveillance Epidemiology and End ResultsFive-YearSurvivalRate
    4. 4. Five-year survival ratesin the most common cancers0%20%40%60%80%100%120%Prostate Female Breast Lung Colon/Rectal Melanoma19752008Sources:• The National Cancer Institute• The National Cancer Institute: Surveillance Epidemiology and EndResultsSurvivalRateType of Cancer
    5. 5. Most common cancers by estimated newcases in 2013050,000100,000150,000200,000250,000300,000Prostate(238,590)Female Breast(238,590)Lung (228,190) Colon/Rectal(142, 820)Melanoma(76,690)NewCasesin2013Sources:• The National Cancer Institute• The National Cancer Institute: Surveillance Epidemiology andEnd Results
    6. 6. Themedianage at diagnosis is66Sources:• The National Cancer Institute: Cancer Survivorship Research• The American Cancer Society• The National Cancer Institute: Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results
    7. 7. By 2022,the number of cancersurvivors will grow to17.8millionSources:• The American Cancer Society: Cancer Treatment & Survivorship, Facts & Figures 2012—2013
    8. 8. More people are survivingcancer today than ever beforethanks to improvements in early detection andtreatment, and enhanced supportive care. NationalCancer Survivors Day is a day for hope and awareness.Sources:• The National Cancer Institute: Cancer Trends Progress Report—2011/2012 Update• http://www.flickr.com/photos/polsifter/

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