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Breast Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall
Date:9/25/2007

o care and access to the best possible care."

"In spite of our best efforts, a substantial minority of women continue to be diagnosed when the disease has advanced to stage IV and is no longer curable. Again, this is a small minority, but it still represents a significant number of women," he said.

"In some cases, the cause of this is that women did not have access to health care. In other cases, it is because breast cancer can, at times, be quite aggressive and simply cannot be caught before it has spread. To combat this problem, we need greater access to care for all Americans and we need better treatment approaches."

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SOURCES: Elizabeth Ward, Ph.D., director, surveillance research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta; Eric P. Winer, M.D., chief scientific advisor, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and director, breast oncology center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston; Sept. 25, 2007, Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2007-2008


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