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By the numbers: Millennials with cancer

May 27, 2014|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

70,000  Approximate number of people ages 15-39 who are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States

1.7 million  The number of people diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society

15-21 years The ages at which non-pediatric hospitals typically admit patients

15.4 percent The percentage of young adult cancer patients diagnosed with breast cancer, the most common cancer for that population

Source: All data is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ “Report of the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Progress Review Group,” unless otherwise noted.

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