FIGURE 2-6 Distribution of male cancer survivors in the U.S. by site, 2002.

FIGURE 2-7 Distribution of female cancer survivors in the U.S. by site, 2002.

DATA SOURCES: U.S. prevalence counts were estimated by applying U.S. population counts to SEER 9 and historical Connecticut Limited Duration Prevalence proportions and adjusted to represent complete prevalence (2004 submission). Complete prevalence is estimated using the completeness index method (Capocaccia and De Angelis, 1997; Merrill et al., 2000). Populations from January 2002 were based on the average of the July 2001 and July 2002 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. The estimated size of the survivorship population in 2002 was 10.1 million (men: N = 4.5 million; women: N = 5.6 million).

SOURCE: NCI (2005c).

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