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Stat: $70,000

Amount the U.S. spends on cancer care per case

$44,000: Average amount that 10 European countries, including Sweden, Germany and France, spend on cancer care per case

11.1: Average survival, in years, of an American patient diagnosed with cancer

9.3: Average survival, in years, of a patient diagnosed with cancer in one of the same 10 European countries

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