Medicine: Cancer Campaign

As the American Cancer Society prepared to launch its drive to raise $5,000,000 for education, research and care of advanced cancer cases, a Gallup poll revealed that one U.S. citizen in five still thinks cancer is contagious, that one in four still thinks it is incurable, that fewer than half know any of its early symptoms. The nation's second worst killer (after heart ailments), cancer will kill about 175,000 citizens this year. Ignorance of early symptoms and of how cancer can often be cured, resulting in delay of treatment, is responsible for 30% to 50% of cancer deaths.


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