People are living longer after a cancer diagnosis. Cancer survivors often face physical, emotional, social, and financial challenges as a result of their diagnosis and treatment. As the number of cancer survivors grows, CDC is working with partner organizations to help survivors, along with the people in their lives, throughout their cancer experience.
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Two Out of Three People Live At Least Five Years After a Cancer Diagnosis. A new study found that five-year relative survival was 97% for prostate cancer, 88% for breast cancer, 63% for colorectal cancer, and 18% for lung cancer.