Early breast cancer detection is vital to long-term survival

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  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 8:32 a.m.

    If you have breast cancer you can often live another five years or more, with or without treatment.

    By detecting it earlier the new statistics will automatically indicate an increase in the survival rate (five years dating from the date of detection) without any advances being made in the traditional treatments. That is because 'survival', to repeat the point, is dated from the date of detection. If you were detected later there would be a decrease, statistically, in the 'survival' period.

    That is what I believe and see no evidence against it. Then it would be wise to study the best ways to prevent getting cancers in the first place which I believe is frequently possible, or seek, if you already have cancer, to live as comfortably and wisely as possible after treatment. I see little reason to do anything else except perhaps to remove the existing cancerous growths once by the least debilitating method possible (surgical removal?) and make the best use you can of the time you have left, without leaving your family bankrupt. That is what I plan to do if ever diagnosed with a cancer.