The No. 1 Cancer Killer That Can Be Tamed | Cary A. Presant, M.D.

February 12, 2015 5:04 PM

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The No. 1 Cancer Killer That Can Be Tamed | Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Lung cancer has become the No. 1 cancer killer in women. Long the most common cancer causing death in women, breast cancer has been better controlled due to early diagnosis with mammograms, prevention with medications (and even risk-reducing surgery), and better therapies. Which has resulted in the increasing death rate from lung cancer to now be producing more fatal outcomes in women than breast cancer did before.

Men are not doing any better in avoiding deaths from lung cancer, either. While prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men (1 in 7 men will have prostate cancer) compared to lung cancer (1 in 13 men), more men will die of cancer (86,000 in 2015) than will die of prostate cancer (27,0...

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