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The Magnitude of the Breast Cancer Problem

  • S. J. Cutler
  • S. S. Devesa
  • T. H. C. Barclay
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research / Fortschritte der Krebsforschung / Progrès dans les recherches sur le cancer book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 57)

Abstract

The medical-profession and the general public are justly concerned with the control of cancer of the female breast. The sheer magnitude of the problem demands that it be given a great deal of attention. We estimate that, in the United States, 665,000 new cancers will be diagnosed in 1975 of which 88,700 or more than 1 out of every 8 will be a cancer of the female breast. Among women, breast cancer accounts for more than 1 out of every 4 cancers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. J. Cutler
  • S. S. Devesa
  • T. H. C. Barclay

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