Medicine: Cancer: Some Encouragement

Despite years of research, doctors have found neither the causes nor a universal cure for cancer, which will strike 665,000 people and kill some 365,000 this year in the U.S. alone. Still, they are making significant progress against the disease. The American Cancer Society has announced that the incidence of several major cancers has dropped dramatically in recent years and that survival rates for those stricken with several forms of cancer are improving.

The A.C.S. based its report on a 22-year comparison of cancer statistics. Its study showed that during the years between 1947 and 1969, the overall incidence of ovarian cancer...

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