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Cancer survival rate going up, up, up

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WATERLOO (KWWL)--  Early detection and improved treatment has cancer survivors in the United States increasing by hundreds of thousands.

Roughly 1 in 20 adults survives cancer.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2007, there were about 11.7  Americans with a cancer history.

And forty years ago, there were about three million survivors.

 

 

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