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Photographs of People CDC is working with national, state, and local partners to create and implement successful strategies to help the millions of people in the United States who live with, through, and beyond cancer.
Featured Items
A Lion in the House A Lion in the House
This Emmy® Award-winning documentary spans six years in the lives of five families whose children are undergoing treatment for cancer.
Cancer Survivors Cancer Survivors
Cancer survivors are people who have been diagnosed with cancer and those affected by the diagnosis, such as family, friends, and caregivers.
From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition Improving Care for Cancer Survivors*
This report describes the medical, functional, and psychosocial consequences of cancer and its treatment.
Survive Cancer and Live Brochure "Survive Cancer and Live" Brochure (PDF-154KB)
CDC's "Cancer Survivorship: Survive Cancer and Live" brochure highlights the importance of improving the quality of life for cancer survivors.

Quick Links
Survivorship Resources
Download the National Action Plan for Cancer Survivorship
Lance Armstrong Foundation
Lance Armstrong Foundation
Supervivencia del cáncer

Fast Facts
More people diagnosed with cancer are surviving each year
The overall 5-year survival rate 
for adults diagnosed with 
cancer in 1996–2003 is 65%
An estimated 11.1 million Americans are living with a previous diagnosis of cancer
Ries LAG, et al (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975–2005, National Cancer Institute, 2008.

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Page last reviewed: June 30, 2008
Page last updated: June 30, 2008
Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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