Cancer Survivors in America Top 14.5 Million

Ad Feedback

As Americans mark National Cancer Survivors Day, a new report finds the number of survivors now exceeds 14.5 million people.

According to the American Cancer Society, that number is expected to grow to 19 million in the next decade.

The ACS report, released Sunday, shows two-thirds of today's cancer survivors were diagnosed at least five years ago, and 15 percent were diagnosed 20 or more years ago.

Among those survivors is Susan Hoffman of Knoxville, Tennessee, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.

The mother of two said Herceptin, the first targeted medicine approved by the FDA, saved her life.

"If that hadn't been around, it probably would have returned," Hoffman told East Tennessee television station WBIR.

Hoffman, who had her last round of chemotherapy in 2011, is now encouraging others in their battle against cancer.

"That's something that I think as a survivor that I can do," she said. "To say you can get through this and that you will have a good life on the other side."

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  


Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

CBN News

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.