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Health burden in cancer survivors: below the tip of the iceberg

In recent decades, cancer survival has improved dramatically, resulting in a growing population of cancer survivors with chronic health needs and disease risks. While large epidemiological studies are useful in tracking broad trends in health outcomes of cancer survivors, they lack the level of detail needed to inform the delivery of appropriate clinical care and optimal allocation of resources.

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SEER Medicare Database: https://healthcaredelivery.cancer.gov/seermedicare/

Evaluative Clinical Sciences Research Platform: https://sunnybrook.ca/research/content/?page=sri-platform-evaluativeclinicalsciences

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Correspondence to Patricia A. Ganz.

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Fig. 1: Age distribution for four common cancers in the USA, noting large number of older survivors.