Table 2.

Cancer-related characteristics of survivors in the 2010 NHIS (N = 1,822)

Raw N (weighted %)
Site of most recent cancer
 Female breast398 (19.8)
 Prostate261 (15.5)
 Melanoma153 (10.5)
 Cervix143 (7.8)
 Colorectal143 (7.6)
 Hematologic malignancies106 (6.6)
 Short-survival cancers102 (5.6)
 Other427 (24.5)
 Unknowna35 (2.1)
 Missingb54
Time since last diagnosis, y
 <2256 (15.7)
 2–5440 (28.5)
 6–10347 (20.3)
 11+611 (35.5)
Ever had a recurrence
 Yes185 (11.8)
 No1,463 (88.2)
Treatment status
 Current109 (6.3)
 Within the past 12 mo154 (9.5)
 Not in the past 12 mo1,389 (84.2)
Number of cancers
 11,633 (89.6)
 ≥2189 (10.4)
Treatments received, % yes
 Surgery1,145 (69.8)
 Radiation449 (26.8)
 Chemotherapy422 (25.6)
 Hormonal therapy113 (7.0)
 Bone marrow/stem cell transplant8 (0.5)
 None98 (5.9)

NOTE: Numbers may not sum to 1,822 due to missing data for some variables.

  • aLast cancer site “unknown” was either due to multiple cancers diagnosed in the same calendar year or missing data on year of diagnosis for one or more reported cancers.

  • bFifty-four cases were defined as missing on cancer site and time since diagnosis due to improbable combinations of cancer site and age at diagnosis.