Health Alert: Nearly Two Out of 3 People with Invasive Cancer Are Surviving 5 Years or More.

Health Alert: Nearly Two Out of 3 People with Invasive Cancer Are Surviving 5 Years or More.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the overall five-year survival rate for patients following a cancer diagnosis is now just over 60%. While prostate and breast cancer — the two most common body sites for cancer in the United States — have high five-year survival rates (97% and 88%, respectively), there’s significant room for improvement with lung cancer patients as their five-year survival rate is just 18%. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 2015

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