Prevalence of childhood cancer survivors increasing

April 1, 2015 5:54 PM

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According to a study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, researchers have found that the prevalence of childhood cancer survivors is increasing, and most of those who have survived at least 5 years beyond diagnosis may have at least one comorbidity.

Using nine U.S. Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registries and data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS), researchers estimated that there are 388,501 childhood cancer survivors in the United States, an increase of nearly 60,000 from the previous 2005 National Cancer In...

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