Breast Cancer: Screening will Save Lives Breast cancer claims more lives of women than any other medical cause with the exception of heart disease. In Canada, 23,200 women were diagnosed with this disease and 5,300 died in 2010 (Canadian Cancer Society, 2010). In the United States—a country with over 10 times the population of Canada, 202,964 women in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and 40,598 died from this cause (U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group, 2010). A recent report estimated that as many as 560 breast cancer deaths could be avoided each year with each 5% increase in mammography screening (Farley, Dalal and Mostashari et al., 2010). Therefore, increasing the rate of breast cancer screening will save...The end:
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