The Nation: The Most Feared of Tumors

Of the hundreds of malignancies that afflict the human race, cancer of the female breast is perhaps the most widely feared. In the U.S. alone, 90,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year and 33,000 women will die of the disease. The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 woman out of every 15 will develop it. But although doctors still argue over the best ways of detecting and treating breast cancer, the statistics are not all unfavorable: of patients whose disease is detected as early as was Betty Ford's and who undergo such prompt surgery, as many as 75% to 90%...

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