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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Breast Cancer – Cause and Consequences

The “fight” against cancer is not going so well. The National Institute of Health (NIH) is predicting that cancer will be diagnosed in one of every two men and one of every three women in the United States within the next 20 years. Cancer is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 14.

Are we picking the wrong battleground? We fight the cancers with ever more research dollars and ever more screening for early detection, and still the incidence grows. Maybe we need to look further at the multiple things that we know can cause cells to mutate into cancer cells, and figure out whether we have any control over those things.


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