Mar 27, 2013 - 7:46 pm
Report projects: big rise in cancer survivors
“More and more people are surviving cancer, thanks to earlier
detection and better treatment, and a new report out Wednesday
projects the ranks of cancer survivors will grow by nearly a
third over the next 10 years.
That’s the good news. The bad news: these 18 million cancer
survivors are going to cost the health system a lot of money.
“The increase in the number of survivors will be due primarily to
an aging of the population. By 2020, we expect that two-thirds of
cancer survivors are going to be age 65 or older,” says Julia
Rowland of the National Cancer Institute, which conducted the study.”
By Maggie Fox, Senior Writer, NBC News
The Scandinavians did a study that indicated that cancer victims aren't actually "living longer", they are just being diagnosed earlier.
Makes one wonder, huh.