Cancer prevalence and survivorship issues: analyses of the 1992 National Health Interview Survey.

@article{Hewitt1999CancerPA,
  title={Cancer prevalence and survivorship issues: analyses of the 1992 National Health Interview Survey.},
  author={Maria E Hewitt and Nancy Breen and Susan S. Devesa},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  year={1999},
  volume={91 17},
  pages={1480-6}
}
BACKGROUND/METHODS Relatively little is known about the size and makeup of the growing population of cancer survivors or about the social implications of a diagnosis of cancer. To explore these issues, we analyzed cancer survivorship information from the 1992 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), and resulting cancer prevalence estimates were compared with those derived from cancer registry data. RESULTS According to the NHIS, there were an estimated 7.2 million adult survivors of cancer… CONTINUE READING
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