Number of U.S. female cancer survivors as of 2019, by age

As of January 1, 2019 there were around 2.2 million women in the U.S. aged 70 to 79 years old who had been diagnosed with cancer and had survived. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the U.S., however, cancer of the lung and bronchus accounts for the most cancer-related deaths among women.

Number of female cancer survivors in the U.S. as of January 1, 2019, by age*

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Release date

June 2019


United States

Survey time period

As of January 1, 2019

Supplementary notes

* "The term “cancer survivor” refers to any person with a history of cancer, from the time of diagnosis through the remainder of their life."

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