18 Million Survivors by 2022?

Helping Hands Free CEAccording to the American Cancer Society's Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures, 2012-2013, the number of Americans with a history of cancer, currently estimated to be 13.7 million, will grow to approximately 18 million by 2022.

Although cancer incidence rates are decreasing, the number of cancer survivors is growing due to improving cancer survival rates along with the aging and growing population. For some survivors, numerous disparities exist that nurses should know about.

Every nurse, with or without an oncology background, must become knowledgeable about survivorship issues to improve care for the growing number of survivors.

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