According to a new study, there are approximately 17 million cancer survivors living in the United States.

Researchers have found that approximately 68 percent of the cancer survivors received a diagnosis five or more years ago.

For the 8.1 million males survivors, the three most prevalent types of cancer are prostate, colon and rectum, and melanoma.

For the 8.8 million women survivors, the most prevalent forms of cancer are breast, endometrium, and colon and rectum.

According to UPI, researchers expect the number of survivors to surge to more than 22 million by 2030.

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euronews 19 Sep 2019 13:08 CEST