By 2026, How Big Is the U.S. Cancer Survivor Population Estimated To Be?
The answer is B. 20.3 million.
According to the National Cancer Institute (https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/ocs/statistics/statistics.html), the number of cancer survivors is predicted to increase by 31% from 2016 to 2026, with 20.3 million cancer survivors estimated in 2026. This is an increase of more than 4 million survivors in 10 years. Additionally, the number of cancer survivors is projected to grow to 26.1 million by 2040.
Read more about how nurses can provide care for cancer survivors in the ONS report Red Flags in Caring for Cancer Survivors (https://www.ons.org/practice-resources/standards-reports/red-flags).