“On Cancer Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Cure.” By Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP ASCO Connection

Scrolling through Twitter one day, a post caught my attention: “Early detection is not the answer. Finding and treating all stage 0 breast cancer will not prevent all breast cancer deaths.” With this one tweet the author seemed to highlight an issue that many people with breast cancer have with advocates for cancer research, especially in the current climate where research funds are harder to come by and charitable fundraising is more competitive. Cancer prevention is not the same thing as cancer treatment. Indeed, a cure applies only to women with breast cancer, and all the funding in the world devoted to early detection and cancer prevention will not cure those women who are living every day with the diagnosis of breast cancer.

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