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Odds of Surviving Cancer Increasing

Posted on Jul 8, 2011 in Cancer, Health & Wellness

By Tammie Smith Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Every year, cancer, which is not a single disease but many diseases of abnormal cell growth, kills more than 500,000 people. But more people are surviving. Most breast cancer patients, for instance, are cured, said Tom Smith, a cancer specialist at Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. “Eventually we will have a blood test or DNA test we can do after surgery, after chemotherapy, to say there is no sign of your cancer. Make sure you exercise. Make sure you get nine fruits and vegetables...

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