Cancer is the only disease that is considered "cured" if you survive 5 years after your diagnosis. A person could die in year 6 (from cancer) and still be counted as "cured" in the American Cancer Society/CDC stats.
Cured should mean elimination of disease altogether, not just that you have survived 5 years. Be very cautious when you see cancer survival rates-there is more to the story!
Please make sure you take the time to learn the truth. You can get a crash course on Oct. 18th 6pm-9pm: http://thecancerkillermlmo.eventbrite.com/#
Be prepared to be alarmed and to take action against cancer.