Why We Are Losing the War on Cancer: Failure of Treatment

From the January 2005 edition of Dr. Fuhrman's Healthy Times:

Excluding the high rate of lung cancer in smokers, the two most prevalent cancers in modern societies are breast and colon cancer in women, and prostate and colon cancer in men. Both the incidence of, and the death rate from, these common cancers have shown no significant decrease between 1930 and today. In other words, modern cancer detection and treatment methods have not changed the percentage of people dying from these common cancers.1 For example, in spite of the dramatic rise in the use of mammograms and interventions to treat breast cancer, the same number of women develop and die from breast cancer, at the same general age, as they did thirty years ago. We have lost the war on cancer.

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1. Greenlee RT, Murray T, Bolden S, Wingo PA. Cancer Statistics 2000. CA Cancer J Clin 2000 Jan-Feb;50(1):7-33.
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