These numbers are scarier every time I read them and they are incomplete. We know a lot about the incidents of diagnosed breast cancer, but not so much about how many have an early stage diagnosis and then progress to Stage IV. We can extrapolate knowing how many are diagnosed and how many die since everyone who has been murdered by breast cancer has progressed to Stage IV.
One person dying is too many.
115 every day?
That’s an epidemic.
A few years ago, breast cancer surpassed lung cancer to become the most prevalent cancer causing death in women.
When will this end?
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