More than a million people get cancer every year in the United States, with about 22,000 new cases in Connecticut in 2014. But, thanks to better detection and more advanced treatment, the number of people surviving cancer is growing rapidly. There are 13 million survivors alive today.
So, most of us likely know someone with cancer...a neighbor, a friend, or more often, a member of our family.
The American Cancer Society says that three-out-of-four families have at least one person in their family who has survived cancer...and that number is rising every year.