Chart 1: Estimated Number of Cancer Survivors in the United States From 1971 to 2008

Year Number
1971 2,995,741
1972 3,134,865
1973 3,299,981
1974 3,447,010
1975 3,630,812
1976 3,805,837
1977 3,993,109
1978 4,192,377
1979 4,391,529
1980 4,576,763
1981 4,745,108
1982 4,943,233
1983 5,127,487
1984 5,320,663
1985 5,536,992
1986 5,731,770
1987 5,944,365
1988 6,168,724
1989 6,386,491
1990 6,598,821
1991 6,873,628
1992 7,193,377
1993 7,527,947
1994 7,849,228
1995 8,182,427
1996 8,412,650
1997 8,659,323
1998 8,946,912
1999 9,235,540
2000 9,555,312
2001 9,809,040
2002 10,146,324
2003 10,496,000
2004 10,762,214
2005 11,098,450
2006 11,384,892
2007 11,713,736
2008 11,957,599

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Chart 2: Estimated Number of Persons Alive in the U.S. Diagnosed with Cancer
on January 1, 2008 by Current Age
(Invasive/1st Primary Cases Only, N = 11.9 M survivors)

Age Group Prevalence Count
Less than 19 years 105,800
20-39 years 513,211
40-64 years 4,271,951
+65 years 7,066,638

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Chart 3: Estimated Number of Persons Alive in the U.S. Diagnosed with Cancer
on January 1, 2008 by Site (N = 11.9 M)

Cancer Site Prevalence Count
Female Breast 2,632,005
Prostate 2,355,464
Colorectal 1,110,077
Gynecologic 994,762
Hematologic (HD, NHL, Leukemia, ALL, Myeloma) 1,001,312
Urinary Tract (Bladder, Kidney, Renal Pelvis) 833,502
Melanoma 822,770
Thyroid 458,403
Lung 373,489
Other 1,375,815

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Chart 4: Estimated Number of Male Cancer Survivors in the U.S.
on January 1, 2008 by Site
(Invasive/1st Primary Cases Only, N = 5.5 M survivors)

Cancer Site Prevalence Count
Prostate 2,355,464
Colorectal 542,127
Hematologic 534,104
Urinary Bladder 398,329
Melanoma 400,706
Lung and Bronchus 173,428
Oropharyngeal 164,159
Testis 200,887
Other 736,658

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Chart 5: Estimated Number of Female Cancer Survivors in the U.S. on
January 1, 2008 by Site
(Invasive/1st Primary Cases Only, N = 6.4 M survivors)

Cancer Site Prevalence Count
Breast 2,632,005
Corpus & Uterus NOS 573,300
Colorectal 567,950
Hematologic 467,208
Melanoma 422,064
Cervix 243,884
Lung and Bronchus 200,061
Ovary 177,578
Thyroid 357,451
Other 810,236

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Chart 6: Estimated Number of Persons Alive in the U.S. Diagnosed with Cancer on
January 1, 2008 by Time From Diagnosis and Gender
(Invasive/1st Primary Cases Only, N = 11.9 M survivors)

Time Since Diagnosis Male Female
0 to < 5
2,121,106
2,011,652
5 to 10
1,419,006
1,432,215
10 to < 15
899,769
979,013
15 to < 20
444,824
685,148
20 to < 25
220,318
438,509
≥ 25
400,839
900,200
Complete
5,505,862
6,451,737

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