A Good Defense is the Best Offense: How Early Detection Saves Lives

October 28, 2014 5:35 PM

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A Good Defense is the Best Offense: How Early Detection Saves Lives

You may have heard the saying a good defense is the best offense. This strategy is based upon the idea that a strong defense will distract or block the opposition and ultimately hinder its ability to mount an attack. It creates a strategic advantage that can ultimately lead to victory. Where this strategy can have a great impact is in conjunction with our own health. I learned this last year firsthand, when I was diagnosed with and won my battle against breast cancer at the age of 30.

According to the American Cancer Society, the prognosis of breast cancer is strongly influenced by the stage of the disease when it is first diagnosed. The earlier cancer is found, the more likely the cancer will be eliminated and, in some cases, the less invasive and disruptive treatment may be. Th...

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