Friday, December 15, 2006

Reversing Trend, Big Drop Is Seen in Breast Cancer - New York Times

What great news. According to this article in the New York Times, the most common form of breast cancer dropped 15% from August 2002 to December 2003. And overall, all breast cancer types dropped by 7%.

Hopefully this trend will continue!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Breast Cancer types
Common Breast Cancer Myths

The first myth pertaining to this disease is that it only affects women.

Second myth that is associated with this disease is that if one has found a lump during an examination, it is cancer.

Third is that it is solely hereditary

The next myth associated with breast cancer is downright ridiculous. Would you believe, that in this day and age, some individuals still think that breast cancer is contagious?

Conversely, some individuals foolishly believe that breast size determines whether or not one gets cancer.

Finally, another myth that is associated with this disease is that it only affects older people. This is not so. Although the chance of getting breast cancer increases with age, women as young as 18 have been diagnosed with the disease.

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Breast Cancer types