While mammography screening has increased as a result of “awareness” campaigns, we are far from being able to declare success in the fight against breast cancer.
“The Truth in Small Doses” by Clifton Leaf provides valuable insights into changes that need to be made in the cancer research “culture” so that we can get on track toward finding new treatments that save more lives.
How much of what we read about new “breakthroughs” in cancer research is reliable and how much is distorted? How can we tell the difference?
In the last twenty years, there have been some advances in breast cancer treatment and many more women are screened each year, but these advances have not brought about transformational change in the way breast cancer is treated or in mortality from the disease.
My life journey, especially since my second diagnosis of early stage breast cancer, has included learning the basics about the science of breast cancer, advocating for research funding and starting this blog.