Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cancer Survivor

Wikipedia describes a Cancer Survivor as an individual with cancer of any type, current or past, who is still living.  About 11 million Americans alive today, one in 30 people, are either currently undergoing treatment for cancer or have done so in the past. Currently nearly 65% of persons diagnosed with cancer are expected to live at least five years after the cancer is discovered.

That's wonderful news to me; not that one in 30 people get cancer but the fact that 65 percent continue to live at least five years past diagnosis! That's a whole lotta people who continue to have hope and faith that they will survive, and continue to fight with all the strength they have. Me, included!

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