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What is the survival rate for cancer?

Based upon cancer survival statistics, about 65 percent of all patients newly diagnosed with cancer are likely to be alive and clinically cancer-free five years later and 40 percent for 10 years or more. Unfortunately, many cancer survivors are at increased risk of developing new or recurrent cancers. Finding ways to reduce the risk for cancer in the future is important, especially if you have already had cancer.

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