At current rates, one-in-two men and one-in-three women will personally be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer will account for the single most-common diagnosis among women.
Here’s the good news: we can now prevent nearly 80-percent of all breast cancers. That’s prevent—not early detection or early intervention—but prevention! That is a huge promise. It’s real.
Editor's note: This article was posted in June 2017 in the New York Times' blog and features Dr. Cliff Hudis, who serves as CEO of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Hudis was the recipient of the Dr. William L. and Marilynn R. Kanensen Shining Light Award at the PA Breast Cancer Coalition's 2017 Conference in Harrisburg, PA.
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