According to an American Cancer Society annual report, in 2017 there will be an estimated 1.7 million new cancer cases diagnosed and more than 600,000 cancer deaths in the US.
Of this total, a quarter million breast cancer diagnoses and 40,000 deaths are estimated in US women in 2017–the most common cancer reported in women, accounting for nearly a third of all cancers in women.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society, J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD joined me to discuss a number of issues concerning breast cancer.
For more information, visit the American Cancer Society website or call the Cancer helpline at 800.227.2345
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