He Won His Battle With Cancer

So Why Are Millions Of Americans Still Losing Theirs? Despite the advocacy of survivors like Lance Armstrong, cancer deaths are rising. It's time for a smarter approach

Photograph by Bill Cramer for TIME

Got cancer? It's all the rage. Actress Christina Applegate, Senator Ted Kennedy, Olympic swimmer Eric Shanteau, columnist Robert Novak are just the highest profile of the 1.4 million Americans who will get a diagnosis of cancer this year. Walk into the oncology waiting room of a hospital and you'll find it hard not to notice the crowd--or the balding heads, the yellow faces, that gaunt prisoner-of-war look of those who are well into their chemotherapy. You stare blankly across the room at the others staring blankly back, everyone silently asking the question: Am I going to make it? When you're facing...

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