Cancer Survivors Top 15 Million

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An entrepreneur with experience leading several companies, Jeffrey Goffman cofounded Integrated Oncology Network, LLC, in 2009. The company provides management advice to oncologists, cancer centers, and hospitals nationwide. Jeffrey Goffman also previously founded OnCURE Medical Corp., a provider of outpatient radiation oncology treatment.

Recent data reveal that more than 15.5 million Americans are cancer survivors.
In addition to the current figures, projections reveal that cancer survivors could top 20 million as soon as 2026, according a recent study in the CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. The study was conducted as a collaborative effort between the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society.

Almost half of the survivors counted in the study are over the age of 70, and more than half of all survivors were diagnosed with cancer within the past decade.

For the purposes of the study, those who are defined as cancer survivors are individuals who either have a history of the disease or are still in treatment but considered cancer-free.