Similar to previous reports, this analysis found that the majority of cancer survivors are females and persons aged ≥65 years. Women are more likely to be survivors because cancers among women (e.g., breast or cervical cancer) usually occur at a younger age and can be detected early and treated successfully; in addition, women have a longer life expectancy than men. Among men, a substantial number of cancer survivors had prostate cancer, which is diagnosed more commonly among older men. The large proportion of cancer survivors aged ≥65 years reflects the increase in cancer risk with age and the fact that more persons with diagnoses of cancer are surviving ≥5 years.
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